Boy, 11, sexually assaulted in Wendover

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An 11-year-old boy was sexually assaulted as he walked through Wendover yesterday, police have said.

The victim was walking in Bacombe Lane, close to a bridleway, at about 4.40pm when a man approached him and spoke to him.

The man then sexually assaulted the boy before he was able to escape and run away.

The boy did not suffer any injuries in the attack but has been left ‘shaken’, police said,

Police are patrolling the area and enquiries are ongoing.

The offender is described as white, aged around 40, with stubble on his face.

He was wearing a grey and black diamond-patterned hooded top, dark blue jeans and black shoes.

Det Insp Ben Gasson said: “I am appealing for anyone who saw a man matching this description or anyone seen acting suspiciously in this area to contact police.

“The victim was not hurt during the incident but has understandably been left shaken.

“Incidents of this nature are extremely rare and are investigated thoroughly.

“However, if anyone has any concerns they can call their local neighbourhood team via our non-emergency number 101.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Det Insp Ben Gasson by calling 101.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.