Hunt for gang in sex attack


A 22 year old woman was assaulted, groped and robbed by a gang as she walked home on Saturday night, July 19.

The incident happened at around 11.48pm as the victim was walking through the underpass towards Crawley Green Road in Luton and saw a group of 13 to 15 young men standing in her way.

As she tried to walk through the group one of the offenders grabbed her bottom. Another grabbed her hair and dragged her backwards to the ground then stole her phone. She was then groped by three of the group.

All the young men left the scene on foot towards Moor Park and Detective Constable Gill Cowley, investigating, is keen to trace people who were in the area that night and may have vital information about those responsible.

DC Cowley said: “Clearly this assault and robbery has left the victim extremely traumatised.

“We know that there were other people in the area that night who might have seen or heard a young woman crying or may have heard the assault taking place. I would appeal to those people to contact the police and tell officers what they know.”

Anyone who can help with this investigation can contact DC Cowley, in confidence, at Luton Police Station, on 01582 394471, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

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