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Thames Valley Police seek witnesses after woman attacked during attempted robbery in Goring

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Goring at around 7.10pm yesterday (Saturday).

The incident occurred in an alleyway between Farm Road and Lockstile Way.

While walking through the alleyway, a 48-year-old woman was approached from behind by an unidentified man, who grabbed her handbag and tried to pull it from her.

A woman was punched in the back by an offender who tried to steal her handbag.
A woman was punched in the back by an offender who tried to steal her handbag.

The victim was punched in the back by the perpetrator, who failed in his attempt to take the bag and ran off.

The perpetrator is described as white with dark eyes, and stands between 5ft 8in and 6ft tall.

At the time of the attack, he was wearing a black hooded jumper and black snood.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Richard Whitcombe - based at Abingdon police station - said: "This was a distressing incident for the victim in this case.

"We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this incident.

"You can get in touch by calling the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101 or make a report online using the reference 43210467698.

"If you would prefer to remain 100% anonymous you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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