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Witness appeal launched after elderly woman is sexually assaulted

Kieran Bell

UPDATE: Sunday, August 26. 3:28pm: 

Police have said they believe this incident could be linked with another which happened on Friday and involved a man attempting to push a 15-year-old girl into his car

They have released an image of a man who may have vital information about both incidents.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Christina Berenger, said: “We believe that these two incidents could be linked, and that the man in this image could have vital information about both of them.

“I understand that there will be concern in the community about these offences, but I would like to reassure people that we are conducting a full and thorough investigation.

“There will be an increased police presence in both areas while our investigation continues. If you have any questions or concerns, please approach one of our officers.

“I would like to ask anyone who recognises this man, or who has any information about his whereabouts, to please get in touch.

“If you witnessed either of these incidents, or have any information which you think could be relevant to our investigation, I would also like to hear from you.

“Anyone with any details should call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101, quoting reference 700 (24/8).”

You can also make a report online, or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was sexually assaulted in Stoke Poges. 

The 83-year-old victim was approached in the driveway of her home by a man at around 2pm yesterday (August 24).

He told her that he was from the council, and when she challenged him for identification, he said he would return to his car to get it.

Shortly afterwards, he came back to the victim’s driveway and sexually assaulted her. He then left the scene.

The woman sustained minor injuries during the incident, but did not require hospital treatment.

The offender is a man with a dark complexion, aged in his thirties or forties.

He is of average height with short hair, and was wearing a grey t-shirt. He was driving a silver or grey car.

Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Scott Messenger, said: “This was clearly a traumatic incident for the victim, and she is being supported by specially trained officers.

 “I would like to appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to please contact Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting URN 700 (24/8).”

You can also make a report online, or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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