Police appeal after petrol station assault

Police are appealing for information after a woman reported being assaulted in Dunstable.

She was leaving the Shell Petrol Station in Poynters Road at just before 7pm on Thursday night when a man got into her car. He forced her to drive the black 4 x 4 to Tomlinson Avenue, where he is said to have then assaulted her.

The man is described as being of medium build. He was wearing a dark top, with the hood pulled up. Officers want anyone who might have seen what happened to contact them.

“We believe this is an isolated incident but to ensure people’s safety we would advise motorists to be on their guard and lock their car doors when they are sitting in their vehicles.”

“We have spoken with another woman who we believe was approached by this man shortly before this incident, she had her car door locked so he was unable to gain entry to her vehicle. I would urge anyone who may have also been approached by a man matching this description to contact the police immediately."

– Detective Inspector Ruth Dodsworth. Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit

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