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RAPE IN A MILTON KEYNES UNDERPASS

By George O'Dowd  Apr 10th, 2018 

A woman has been raped along an underpass in central Milton Keynes, London.

Thames Valley Police say:

"Between 3.15am and 3.30am today (10/4) the victim, a woman aged in her thirties, was walking in an underpass under Silbury Boulevard.

A man subsequently grabbed her from behind and raped her.

The offender is described as white, with ginger hair, and a ginger beard. He was wearing a dark-coloured bobble hat, a black coat, black jeans, with black wellies."

Investigating officer Detective Inspector James Mather, of Force CID, said: “I would like to speak to who anyone who saw a man matching the description of the offender or who saw a distressed woman in the area.

“If anyone was in the area in the early hours of Tuesday we would ask them to please review any dash-cam footage, or if you live locally, have a look at any private CCTV you may have."

Superintendent Yvette Hitch, Milton Keynes Local Police Area Commander, said: “I appreciate incidents of this nature can be concerning. We have a team of detectives investigating and working to identify and locate the offender and have uniformed officers in the area carrying out reassurance patrols. If anyone has anything they would like to raise with us, please approach and speak to an officer in the area.”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43180106578', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously."

SAFETY TIPS

Here are a list of safety tips that can be used when out alone.  

  • .Avoid dark alleys, paths and tunnels when possible.
  • .Try to avoid walking alone late at night.
  • .Avoid isolated bus or train stops, travel in busy carriages or sit near the bus driver during off peak hours. Ensure your phone is working and charged and sit close to the driver.
  • .Walk purposefully and be cautious, have a sense of what is going on in your periphery.
  • .Pre book a licensed cab to pick you up or use a mini cab office. Never get into an unlicensed mini cab, they are illegal and are often uninsured and potentially dangerous.
  • .Communicate your plans: let friends or family members know where you’re going and when you will be home.
  • .Walking and texting is when you are most distracted and likely to give potential thieves the ideal opportunity.  Stop and text with your back against a wall to reduce your risk.



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