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Extra police patrols after rape in Milton Keynes

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Police in Milton Keynes are doing extra patrols in an area where a woman reported being raped.

The woman, who is in her twenties, was walking along Redway close to the junction of Passalewe Lane and Isaacson Drive in Wavendon Gate when a man approached her and attacked her. After the incident he left the scene, and she walked to Kingston District Centre.

The man is described as white and wearing a black sweatshirt. Detectives are asking for anyone with information to contact them on 101.

"The victim is currently being supported by specially-trained officers and our investigation is ongoing. She walked to Kingston District Centre following the incident. I would like you to speak to my officers if you noticed a distressed woman in this area following the time of the incident."

– Chief Inspector Kelly Glister - Buckinghamshire Force CID

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Met Office weather warning for heavy rain in Essex and Suffolk

The area covered by a yellow weather warning for heavy rain. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain in parts of Suffolk and Essex.

It's valid until 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Met Offices says further areas of heavy rain or thundery showers are likely to affect parts of southeastern England and East Anglia at times on Bank Holiday Monday.

The main risk periods would seem to be before dawn and again during the middle of the day and into the afternoon. The evening should see a slow transition to drier conditions from the west.

"Parts of East Anglia and southeast England will still be affected by a warm, humid and unstable airmass during much of Monday, which leaves the opportunity for thundery downpours to spread from Northern France.

As in many such cases, only a minority of places will see the heaviest rain, but there is a chance that some locations could see 20 to 25 mm of rain in an hour and perhaps 40 mm in a few hours."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

Bank Holiday getaway starts

It's the last Bank Holiday weekend of the summer and as ever there are predictions that those taking advantage of the break face travel delays and uncertain weather.

It's estimated that nearly 300,000 people will be flying out of Stansted Airport... while Luton Airport says its figures are up 15 per cent on last year. The AA predicts 13 million of us will take to the roads lured by cheaper petrol..

Click below to watch our report from Wesley Smith

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