Woman, 22, knocked unconscious after rejecting man’s advances

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A 22-year-old woman was seriously assaulted in Leighton Buzzard town centre in the early hours of Saturday morning (August 9).

The attack happened at around 4.15am as the victim and a friend were walking along Bridge Street.

A man approached the victim and made some suggestive remarks which were declined. He then spat in the victim’s face before punching her to the head which caused her to fall to the floor and lose consciousness. He then fled the area.

Emergency services quickly attended the scene and the victim was taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital for treatment.

PC Carolyn Hoare, who is investigating the incident, is keen to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time of the assault and may have seen the offender or the incident taking place.

The attacker is described as being a white man, 20 to 30 years old, around 5ft 8ins tall, of average build with short dark hair and he spoke with a Polish accent.

He was wearing a white t-shirt with a print on the front and blue jeans.

If you have information, contact PC Hoare, in confidence, on 01582 394210, the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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