We are appealing for information after a girl was assaulted after she refused to hand money over to a stranger.
The incident took place at around 8.35am on Friday (4 March) at the recreation ground on Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade.
The 14-year-old victim was walking through a park towards the Saxon estate when the offender approached her. The offender told the girl to give him money and struck her before running away towards Sorrell Way.
The offender is described as a white man with blonde hair, approximately 5”9’, skinny build and around 35 years old, with a local accent.
On the day of the incident, he was wearing black tracksuit bottoms, a black tracksuit jacket which had the zip undone, a white adidas t-shirt underneath and black trainers.
PC Callum Watson, investigating, said: “We are keen to speak to witnesses who may have been in the area at the time to help identify the offender.
“This was an unprovoked attack on a young girl, and we need people’s help to get dangerous individuals like this who pose a danger to women and girls in our communities off the streets.”
If you have any information to support the Bedfordshire Police enquiry, please call 101 or use the force’s online reporting centre and quote 40/12544/22.