Police are appealing for help in the hunt for three men in England shirts wanted for the attempted rape a woman on the night of the Euro 2020 final.
The woman was attacked in Luton just hours after England lost to Italy.
She was grabbed by her clothes as she walked along Stuart Street just after midnight on Monday July 12, before managing to wiggle free.
The woman was walking in the direction of the Magistrates’ Court when she was approached by three men who tried to engage her in conversation, police said.
After attempting to walk away, the men caught up with her and began to assault her, pulling at her clothes.
She managed to escape and ran towards Buxton Road, where a taxi driver took her to her home.
The offenders have been described as white men, wearing England football shirts.
One offender was a tall man with blonde hair.
Investigation Officer, Serena Mailes, said: “This was a terrifying incident for this young woman, and we are following a number of leads.
“The incident happened when a lot of people were out in Luton following the England v Italy Euro final, and we are keen to speak to anyone who might have information.
“We would very much like to speak with the woman who walked with her, and also the driver of a white Prius taxi who came to her aid.”
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Mailes said she would also like anyone who had been driving along the A505 dual carriageway at the time, to check their dash cam footage.
“This was a clearly terrifying ordeal and we understand that it may raise concerns among local residents,” Mailes said.
“We would welcome any information that would help us to identify the perpetrators.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the police online or by calling 101 and quoting reference number 40/36138/21.