Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in which a woman was raped in Milton Keynes in the early hours of this morning (10/04).

The incident happened between 3.15am and 3.30am, when the victim, who was 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 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. If you have any information which could assist the investigation or saw anything suspicious please contact police.”

Superintendent Yvette Hitch 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.”

People with any information relating to this case can help police with their inquiries by calling 101, quoting reference ‘43180106578’, or by anonymously contacting Crimestoppers.