Police appeal after woman is stabbed in Buckingham

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A 61-year-old woman was stabbed while walking her dog in Linden Village yesterday, Saturday.

Just before 5pm, the woman was walking along Pitt Green, in Linden Village, when a man stepped out from a hedge and stabbed her in the arm, before running off.

The woman returned home and called for assistance. She was taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

The offender is white, in his twenties, and was wearing jogging bottoms. He was bare-chested.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses.

Det Sgt Pete Collett, investigating the incident, said: “This was a completely unprovoked attack which has left the victim deeply shocked, although fortunately not too seriously injured.

“The knife used in the assault has been recovered and a full investigation is underway. I would like to reassure residents that incidents of this nature are very rare in Buckingham and a team of detectives and officers are carrying out a number of enquiries to find the man responsible.”

Anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident or saw any suspicious activity should contact Det Sgt Collett via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.