A woman was the victim of a “serious sexual assault” after she was reportedly targeted by two males.

Police have warned the public to be vigilant after the victim in her 30s was attacked while walking through Marford Playing Fields in Wheathampstead.

She was reportedly approached by two males at around 1.30am on Sunday, June 19, who sexually assaulted her before running off towards the River Lea.


Detective chief inspector Sam Khanna said: “We are still piecing together what happened but in the meantime I urge the public to stay vigilant.

“I know this news will be alarming but please be assured we are working around the clock to find those responsible.”

Police say they spoke with Irish accents, were slim and wearing dark clothing. One was described as 5ft 9in tall and the other was wearing something covering his face – potentially a bandana.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage has been urged to contact police via 101 quoting reference 41/48575/22.

The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.

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