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Woman injured following Newbury assault

Police appeal after 18-year-old victim's legs bruised in attack

Dan Cooper

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Dan Cooper

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AN 18-year-old woman suffered leg injuries after she was assaulted in broad daylight in Newbury on Saturday.

The victim was walking along the alleyway between Greenham Road and Courtlands Road at 2.10pm when a man grabbed her and began to go through her pockets. She managed to fight him off and ran away and reported the incident to the police.

The offender is desribed as white, of average build, around 5ft 9ins and aged in his early thirties.

He had black hair which was short on the back and sides with a black chinstrap style beard. He was wearing a black zip up jacket, dark blue jeans and grey Nike trainers and had been driving a black car with three doors.

The victim sustained bruising to her legs but did not require hospital treatment.

Det Sgt John Yallop, of Force CID at Newbury, said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw anything to contact police by either visiting your local police station or by calling 101.

“If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

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