Jogger sexually assaulted by motorcyclist
Female victim grabbed and attacked while on canal towpath
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.