Teenager punched in ‘ran­dom at­tack’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A TEENAGE girl was grabbed by a man and punched in the face in a ‘ran­dom’ at­tack, po­lice say.

Some­time be­tween 6.30pm and 6.45pm on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 10, a 16-year-old girl was walk­ing along the Marlow Gate red­way to­wards The Point, close to the Je­sus Christ Cen­tre and the Old Lloyds Court, in Con­nibur­row, Mil­ton Keynes, when she was as­saulted by a man.

The of­fender ap­proached her from be­hind, grabbed hold of her arm and punched her in the face.

The vic­tim kicked the man in the leg, al­low­ing her time to run away.

The man is black, be­tween 5ft 8ins and 5ft 9ins, mus­cu­lar, with hair in an Afro-style, prom­i­nent cheek bones and dark brown eyes which had a yel­low tinge to the whites of his eyes.

He had a small scar on the right side of his up­per lip, and even stub­ble across his face. He was wear­ing a navy blue orig­i­nal Adi­das jacket with white col­lar and cuffs. There were white stripes run­ning down the arms of the jacket and a white logo on the chest. He was also wear­ing black skinny jeans with a thick black belt, and also sil­ver jew­ellery on his right hand mid­dle fin­ger.

The vic­tim sus­tained grab marks to her left arm and bruis­ing to her right eye were she was punched. She did not re­quire hospi­tal treat­ment.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer PC Harry Bis­sett, based at Mil­ton Keynes po­lice sta­tion, said: “This is a ran­dom at­tack on a young girl by an of­fender who was com­pletely un­known to her, and it has had a big ef­fect on her and knocked her con­fi­dence.

“If any­one has any in­for­ma­tion as to the iden­tity of the of­fender, I would urge them to come for­ward and con­tact the Thames Val­ley Po­lice En­quiry Cen­tre on the non­emer­gency num­ber 101.”

If you don’t want to speak di­rectly to the po­lice, you can con­tact the in­de­pen­dent char­ity Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

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