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Sexual assault on teenager in Bedford

An 18-year-old woman has been sexually assaulted in Bedford.

The victim, who was also punched and threatened, was attacked in Mayes Yard, which runs between Silver Street and St Paul's Square, on Sunday morning.

Police think the man, described as Asian and aged in his 20s or 30s, may have been loitering nearby.

Det Ch Insp Steve Collin said: "This has been a very frightening experience for the woman and she has been left shocked by what has happened to her."

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