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Police look for KEY TAXI DRIVER WITNESS after horrific serious sexual assault in High Wycombe

Image credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police have released a CCTV image in a re-appeal for a specific witness believed to be a taxi driver after a serious sexual assault which occurred in High Wycombe.

The incident happened on Saturday 26 February between 2.05am and 2.40am.

According to police sources, a woman exited a taxi and was in Limmer Lane, where she was approached by a man who sexually assaulted her.

The assault continued onto Booker Common where the victim struggled with the offender, who then ran away down Limmer Lane towards Cressex Road. The victim sustained minor injuries.

Thames Valley Police say the offender is described as a black Afro-Caribbean man, very tall with a skinny build. He was wearing dark clothing, including possibly a puffa jacket. His hair was in tight braids which went into a top bun.

In particular, officers are looking to identify the taxi driver, who dropped the victim off in Limmer Lane. He is NOT considered a suspect, but could have vital information about the offence.

He is an Asian man and was driving a large, dark, possibly six seater taxi.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant James Rocks, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “This was a serious sexual assault, and we are doing everything possible to identify and apprehend the man responsible.

“We are particularly keen to identify the driver of the taxi in the picture, who dropped the victim off, as he may have seen this offender. If this is you, or if you think you know who this could be, please contact us immediately.

“I understand that this incident could cause concern in the community, but I would like to reassure everyone that we are carrying out a very thorough investigation.

“If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to approach one of our officers. If you have any detail which you think could be relevant, no matter how small it may appear to be, please contact us straight away. Your information could be crucial to us as we conduct our investigation.”

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101, quoting reference number 43220087018.

Alternatively, you can make a report online, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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