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Disruption on trains in Essex, Bedford and Bletchley

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There is some disruption on train services in our region this morning.

C2C services between Pitsea and Stanford Le Hope are at a standstill with no trains running between those stations. It's because of a signalling fault.

While London Midland services are disrupted between Bedford and Bletchley due to a broken down train. It means fewer services are able to run and road transport is being offered to replace cancelled trains.

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Elderly woman sexually assaulted in Bletchley

Police investigate sexual assault Credit: ITV News Anglia

An 82 year old woman has been sexually assaulted while out walking in Bletchley, Milton Keynes.

The woman was on the redway running alongside Buckingham Road in Bletchley when she was pushed to the floor and assaulted. It happened at around one o'clock yesterday lunchtime.

Police are carrying out investigations at the scene and have released a description of the offender.

  • Large white man
  • Early to mid-twenties
  • Wearing black beanie hat
  • Black jacket and trousers
  • Carrying a rucksack over both shoulders

"We take all reports of this nature extremely seriously and I would like to reassure the local community that we are conducting a thorough investigation into this offence. I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual on the redway running alongside to Buckingham Road, behind Windmill Hill Drive, yesterday afternoon."

– Designated investigator, Samantha Arnold, CID

Anyone with information should contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

The victim is being supported by Thames Valley Police.

Police seek group of teenagers following Bletchley stabbing

Leon Park, Bletchley. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police are looking for a group of teenagers after a man was stabbed near Milton Keynes.

It happened close to the graveyard at Leon Park recreation ground in Bletchley at about 5.35pm yesterday.

The 23-year-old victim was airlifted to hospital. He is in a stable condition.

Officers said they were looking for a group of seven boys all aged between 16 and 17 years old. It is thought they had their faces covered and were wearing dark hooded tops.

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Racist attack in supermarket car park

Police in Milton Keynes are appealing for information following a racist attack on a man in a supermarket car park.

Location of racist assault in Milton Keynes Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 24-year-old man was reversing his white Mitsubishi Evo in Morrisons car park in Westcroft at approximately 3.25pm on Sunday 10 May when two women approached the car.

The women were racially abusive towards the man and one of them threw hot coffee over him and his car.

“I would like to reassure the public that we are investigating this offence. Assaults and racist behaviour will not be tolerated in our community.”

– nvestigating officer PC Rebecca Wade

Anyone who witnessed the assault, or knows the identity of the offenders, is asked to call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man seen on the tracks at Bletchley Station "lucky not to be electrocuted"

Police want to speak to this man. Credit: British Transport Police

Transport Police say that a man who was seen walking along the railway track at Bletchley Station is lucky that he wasn't electrocuted.

A man ran across the line after he was approached by officers back in March. He then managed to escape.

Police want to track down the man seen in the picture above who they think may be able to tell them what happened.

The incident happened at Bletchley Station. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"A member of rail staff alerted police to a man walking on the line without permission.

The man was approached by officers, but ran off across the tracks onto a platform and then back onto the line before escaping via an embankment.

I cannot stress enough just how dangerous this man's actions were. He was incredibly fortunate not to be electrocuted or otherwise injured.

Not only that, but his actions caused delays to services, inconveniencing other members of the public.

Trespass is a serious offence and we need to find the person responsible.

I think the man in the image we are issuing today has important information about what happened. Who is he?"

– PC Chris Wooley
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