A woman was left unconscious in an alleyway after a terrifying attack.
The 39-year-old was set upon by a gang of thugs who left her with slash wounds to her legs in the assault.
The incident took place in Biggleswade at around midnight on Sunday, June 29.
The victim was making her way home after a night out in the town.
She had left the Red Lion pub and turned into an alleyway close to the railway station before she was approached by three men.
The thugs grabbed her around the neck and demanded cash before kicking and beating her.
The victim lost consciousness during the attack and when she came to she had suffered severe bruising to her body and two slash wounds to her thighs.
The gang left empty handed after the assault.
Now detectives are seeking witnesses to the attempted robbery.
The officer in charge of this investigation, Detective Constable Luke Moore, is keen to trace anyone who saw the incident or anyone who may have information about those responsible.
He said: “One of the offenders is described as a white man, approximately 27 years of age, with tattoos on his left arm. He had shaved hair around the sides and brushed back on top and wore all denim clothing.”
DC Moore added: “This was a vicious and cowardly assault which has left the victim requiring medical treatment.
“Biggleswade is a busy town even at night and I would urge anyone who saw three men acting suspiciously in the area or anyone who saw or heard the incident to come forward and help this investigation.”
Anyone with information about this crime can contact DC Moore, in confidence, at Greyfriars Police Station, on 01234 275011, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011. Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.