Police sought to calm fears yesterday after a lone female estate agent was attacked on a property appointment.
The 48-year-old woman was assaulted when she went alone to an empty property in Market Lavington, near Devizes, to keep an appointment made over the telephone.
As she went into the house, on Monday afternoon, she was pushed from behind and attacked with a sharp object.
Wiltshire Police said there was "no justification" for linking the attack to the case of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh, who disappeared after going to meet a client at an empty property.
Ms Lamplugh disappeared in the summer of 1986 after going to meet an unknown client.
Her body has never been found and no-one has been convicted of her murder.