Witness appeal following assault on 18 year old woman in Swindon

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Swindon.

The incident took place at 6pm on Saturday 24th January 2015, on the pathway that runs along the athletics track, between County Road and Shrivenham Road.

An 18-year old local woman was walking to work when she was approached from behind by a man.

The man dragged the woman to the floor by her handbag strap and a struggle ensued. The woman managed to escape and the man ran off in the direction of Shrivenham Road.

The victim sustained minor head and facial injuries as a result of the assault, but did not require hospital treatment.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information should call Swindon CID via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information may be left anonymously if preferred.

Source:: Wiltshire Police News

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