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5 August 2014, 05:39 | Updated: 5 August 2014, 06:37
Police investigating a sexual assault in Milton Keynes say they are now treating it as rape.
An 18 year old was walking over the footbridge which crosses Childs Way in the direction of Pencarrow Place when it happened at around 1am on Sunday morning (3 Aug). She passed a group of four men before continuing towards Pencarrow Place.
One of the men then followed her before sexually assaulting her in Pencarrow Place.
The offender is black and between 5ft 8in and 6ft tall. He was wearing baggy jeans.
Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Vince Grey, said: “I am appealing for anyone with any information to contact the police immediately.
“Did you see a group of black men near or on the footbridge over Childs Way in the early hours of this morning, did you see a young woman walking in the area at about 1am, did you see a black man and a woman together in Pencarrow Place, or did you hear a woman in distress at this location? If you did please contact police via 101.
“Alternatively, if you don’t feel comfortable speaking to police you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
“I would like to reassure the community in Milton Keynes that this is an isolated incident and that a thorough investigation is underway.”