Bottom grabber on the loose in Houghton Regis

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A woman was sexually assaulted as she walked her young child to school in Houghton Regis.

The incident – which happened on Friday, November 30 – happened as the 22-year-old victim was at the junction of Peel Street and Tithe Farm Road.

At about 12 noon, when the woman was pushing a pushchair along the round, a man walked up to her and grabbed her bottom before casually strolling away.

The man is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, about 19 years old, with a slim build and light brown/ginger hair, which was messy. He wore a black tracksuit.

Det Con Mike Robinson, investigating, said: “This type of behaviour is very unusual and many people may not think to report these incidents to the police but we do take this type of behaviour seriously and I would urge anyone with information relating to this investigation to come forward and speak to officers.”

DC Robinson is keen to speak to anyone who may have been subjected to a similar assault in the area.

Anyone with information should contact DC Robinson, in confidence, on 01582 394312, or Beds Police on 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.