Police have released an E-fit image following a sexual assault and attempted robbery in Milton Keynes last week.

The appeal relates to an incident that happened around 2.45pm on Wednesday (20/5).

The victim was a woman in her thirties, who was approached from behind by a man in the NCP car park near North Eleventh Street.

He attempted to take the woman’s handbag and when she tried to keep hold of her bag, the man inappropriately touched the victim under her top before then running from the scene.

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The man in this e-fit image is white with a tanned complexion, and is also described as aged in his late twenties to early thirties, around 6ft 2ins tall, and with dark hair and a full dark beard. He was wearing a maroon long-sleeved top and trousers.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Matthew Acland, based at Milton Keynes police station, said, “I am releasing this E-fit image and would ask anybody who recognises the person depicted to please get in contact with police.

“This was a frightening ordeal for the victim, who was subjected to a sexual assault during an attempted robbery.

“If you recognise the man, please make a report online or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43200149225.

“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”