Mum-to-be from Hedge End victim of attempted robbery in Southampton's Victoria Road

Pregnant woman attacked by robber

Pregnant woman attacked by robber

First published in News

A HEAVILY pregnant woman was knocked to the ground by a robber who attempted to snatch her handbag as she walked along a Southampton street.

The 20-year-old woman, from Hedge End, was on her way to work in Woolston when she was attacked in Victoria Road.

As she reached the Age UK charity shop she was knocked to the ground from behind by someone trying to grab the bag she was wearing on her shoulder.

The robbery attempt failed, and the offender ran off towards Portsmouth Road.

The woman was checked by an ambulance crew at the scene and her doctor, and thankfully her unborn child is not believed to have been harmed. The mother-to-be was not injured during the ordeal.

Police are now appealing for anyone who saw the incident, or someone wearing a dark hoodie with long brown hair hanging from each side of the hood running from the scene, to get in touch.

Anyone with information about the incident, which happened at about 8.45am yesterday, should call PC Simon Murray at Bitterne on 101 or ring the anonymous Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111.

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12:59pm Tue 13 Nov 12

sarfhamton says...

Words fail me
Words fail me sarfhamton
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1:19pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Hdg end mo says...

Hope they catch the scumbag
Hope they catch the scumbag Hdg end mo
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1:48pm Tue 13 Nov 12

The Phantomerer says...

"...ran off towards Portsmouth Road."

Umm...that explains a lot. A very bad business.
"...ran off towards Portsmouth Road." Umm...that explains a lot. A very bad business. The Phantomerer
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2:16pm Tue 13 Nov 12

MGRA says...

they have a huge surveilance camera at the corner of victoria/portsmouth road..... I assume its working !? hope so.
they have a huge surveilance camera at the corner of victoria/portsmouth road..... I assume its working !? hope so. MGRA
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4:28pm Tue 13 Nov 12

localnews says...

According to the TV news she's got a fractured hip so someone's wrong echo
According to the TV news she's got a fractured hip so someone's wrong echo localnews
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5:05pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Over the Edge says...

Hope the police catch the disgusting piece of sh1t
Hope the police catch the disgusting piece of sh1t Over the Edge
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6:45pm Tue 13 Nov 12

downfader says...

What an absolute ...I cant even write on here what I am thinking about this individual.
What an absolute ...I cant even write on here what I am thinking about this individual. downfader
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7:31pm Tue 13 Nov 12

mansak_hunt says...

yet more violence in our city
so sad
yet more violence in our city so sad mansak_hunt
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7:47pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Schmeggles says...

Disgraceful
Disgraceful Schmeggles
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11:31pm Tue 13 Nov 12

mr.southampton says...

Scum
Scum mr.southampton
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11:26am Wed 14 Nov 12

Jon Reeve says...

localnews wrote:
According to the TV news she's got a fractured hip so someone's wrong echo
I guess you need to take this up with whichever TV station you saw it on then. Our report was based on information from the police, which clearly stated she was not injured. We've also spoken to the women herself, who confirmed she wasn't physically hurt.

If someone has got it wrong on this, I'd suggest it isn't the Echo.
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: According to the TV news she's got a fractured hip so someone's wrong echo[/p][/quote]I guess you need to take this up with whichever TV station you saw it on then. Our report was based on information from the police, which clearly stated she was not injured. We've also spoken to the women herself, who confirmed she wasn't physically hurt. If someone has got it wrong on this, I'd suggest it isn't the Echo. Jon Reeve
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