Jog­ger sex­u­ally as­saulted by mo­tor­cy­clist

Fe­male vic­tim grabbed and at­tacked while on canal tow­path

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

The 30-year-old vic­tim was jog­ging along the south­ern side of the Grand Union Canal, in Iver, to­wards Cow­ley at about 1pm on Sun­day when she was passed by a mo­tor­cy­clist on a scram­bler bike.

About five min­utes later, as she was run­ning be­tween two bridges on the tow­path op­po­site Far­lows Lake, near where the Colne Brook en­ters the canal, she saw the mo­tor­cy­clist stopped ahead. As the vic­tim ran past, he grabbed her, pulled her to ground and in­ap­pro­pri­ately touched her over her cloth­ing.

The vic­tim strug­gled with the of­fender and ran off.

She sus­tained mi­nor in­juries, in­clud­ing a bloody nose, grazed right el­bow, grazed right hip and cuts to both of her knees. The of­fender is white, in his 30s, about 5ft 8ins, slim, with pale brown/dark blonde short hair and dis­tinc­tive pale grey eyes.

He was wear­ing a light grey hooded top and dark grey baggy trousers.

The scram­bler mo­tor­bike had an ‘L’ plate on the rear.

No other de­tails about the ve­hi­cle are avail­able.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer Det Con Lu­cie Roberts, of Force CID, based in Ayles­bury, said: “This was a very fright­en­ing and dis­tress­ing in­ci­dent for the vic­tim. Although the area is quite re­mote, the vic­tim saw two cy­clists pass her at the same time as the mo­tor­cy­clist at around 1pm, shortly be­fore the in­ci­dent hap­pened.

“Af­ter the as­sault,the woman ap­proached a fish­er­man on the canal­side and used his phone to call po­lice. We are keen to speak to the cy­clists, fish­er­man or any­one else who may have any in­for­ma­tion about the of­fender or ve­hi­cle.

“While the com­mu­nity un­der­stand­ably lo­cal will be con­cerned, I would like to re­as­sure res­i­dents that of­fi­cers will be con­duct­ing ex­tra pa­trols and we are in­ves­ti­gat­ing this thor­oughly.”

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion can call the 24-hour Thames Val­ley Po­lice En­quiry Cen­tre on 101 or Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

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