Police have stepped up their patrols at schools around Beaconsfield after a 12-year-old girl was attacked.

And The Force has made a fresh appeal for witnesses after the assault at 8.15am on Thursday (October 13) .

The girl was physically attacked by a man in woodland near to Wilton Park.

Police are following a number of lines of enquiry and are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Senior Investigating Officer, Det Insp Kerry Bradfield of Force CID based at Wycombe police station, said: “We would like to thank those who have already come forward with information but would ask anyone who has not yet been in touch and has any information about the incident to call us.

“We would like to reassure people that that the victim was not sexually assaulted, and no weapon was used during the incident.

“She was taken to hospital as a precaution and remains there for observation, but is described as safe and well.

“At this stage we believe this was an isolated incident and we are not linking it to any other investigation.

“We are asking anyone who has saw a white man, 5ft 9ins, normal build carrying slight weight, wearing all black clothing, with a bald head, in the Wilton Park area yesterday to come forward.

“In addition anyone who saw a girl wearing a black waterproof coat with a fur-lined hood, with a black skirt and black tights and carrying a white patent patchwork bag with a gold logo in the Wilton Park area should also get in touch.

“If you have any information about the incident please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference 562 13/10/16.”

Supt Yvette Hitch, LPA Commander for Chiltern and South Bucks, said: “Neighbourhood teams are continuing to patrol in the area, and there will be patrols on Monday morning at local schools to provide ongoing support.

“If anyone has any concerns regarding this incident please do speak to one of the neighbourhood policing team or call 101.”

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.