Police hunt man after terrifying attack on female jogger in Rodgers Wood in Amersham

Police are on the hunt for anybody with information after a jogger was grabbed around the throat and cut with a knife last week.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 9:34 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 9:36 am
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At 10.30am on Sunday (23/5), a woman aged in her thirties was jogging in Rodgers Wood in Amersham, adjacent to the A413 and A355, when she came across a man and a woman who were seemingly in a verbal confrontation.

As the jogger went by, the man grabbed the woman by the throat. The jogger tried to intervene, but the man threw an object towards her which struck her in the head. The man then produced a pen knife, and then a minor scuffle led to the jogger sustaining a cut to her hand, for which she did not need hospital treatment.

The offender, depicted in the E-fit image, is described as a white man, with short and dark coloured hair, of medium build. He was dressed in a North Face rain jacket in a dark colour, believed to be black or navy. He was also wearing hiking shoes.

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Investigating officer, PC Ben Flaherty, of Amersham police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information relating to it.

“Anyone who has information on this, or thinks they recognise the person depicted in the E-fit, is please asked to report this matter online, or call 101. Please quote reference 43210222539 when making any reports.

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

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