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Woman shoved to the ground during attempted robbery in Newbury

Victim received head injury but attackers left empty-handed

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


01635 886632

A WOMAN was shoved to the ground as thieves attempted to steal her bag in Newbury.

The victim, a 37-year-old woman, was walking in Racecourse Road at around 12.40am on Sunday (25/10).

She had just walked past the Rocking Horse Nursery when she felt a shove in her back which made her fall to the ground.

Someone then grabbed her bag which was strapped across her body. The offenders pulled at the bag in an attempt to steal it but eventually gave up. All the victim could see of the offenders was their feet and they were both wearing men’s training shoes.

One of the offenders was wearing white and blue trainers and the other was wearing plain black trainers.

The victim sustained a small lump on the head and reddening to their knees but did not require hospital treatment.

Investigating officer, PC Joe Gawronski at Newbury police station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim and I would urge anyone with any information to contact police immediately.

“If you have any information please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

"If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111 No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court. "

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