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Young woman mugged in daylight attack
5:30pm Wednesday 29th June 2011 in Witham
A mugger repeatedly punched a young woman across her face in broad daylight before stealing her purse.
The victim, in her twenties, was attacked in a walkway just off The Broadway, Silver End, at 4.40pm last Wednesday.
The man asked for her purse, which contained £190 of cash and cards, but when she refused to hand it over he punched her numerous times in the face causing bruising and swelling.
Investigating officer Dc Joanne Scutchey said: “Street robberies are extremely rare in Silver End, and this was a particularly despicable crime in that a woman was punched in the face several times.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 0300 3334444 or to ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111555. See this week's Times for the full story.