E-fit of man po­lice want to ques­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter:@TRHer­bert

A FE­MALE jog­ger was dragged to the ground in a ‘fright­en­ing and dis­tress­ing’ sex at­tack in Iver.

Po­lice have launched a man­hunt for the mo­tor­bike rider who at­tacked a 30-year-old woman along a canal at about 1pm on Sun­day April 17 and have re­leased an E-fit of the sus­pect.

The vic­tim was jog­ging along the south­ern side of the Grand Union Canal towards Cow­ley when she was passed by a man on a scram­bler mo­tor­bike.

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 him stopped ahead and as she ran past he grabbed her, pulled her to the ground and in­ap­pro­pri­ately touched her over her cloth­ing.

She fought off her at­tacker but was in­jured and suf­fered a bloody nose, grazed right el­bow, grazed right hip and cuts to both of her knees.

The man, pic­tured in the E-fit, is white, in his thir­ties, about 5ft 8ins tall, 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 in Ayles­bury, said: “This was an ex­tremely fright­en­ing and dis­tress­ing in­ci­dent. 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 canal side and used his phone to call po­lice. We are keen to speak to the cy­clists, fish­er­man or any­one else who may have any in­for­ma­tion.”

Call 101 if you can help po­lice.

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