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Gang robs and assaults woman in Southampton
A WOMAN was assaulted and robbed by a gang of men, following a night out in Southampton.
The 28-year-old victim was walking home after an evening out, when she was surrounded by three men, at the junction of Bernard Street and Back of the Walls.
They grabbed her, pushed her and snatched her handbag, causing her to fall to the ground.
The bag was recovered, but the thieves got away with a purse, containing £10 cash and bank cards. The woman escaped with only a scratch to her nose.
The men are described as white, thin, and less than 30 years of age. All wore dark jeans and hoodies.
The incident happened shortly after midnight on Thursday August 22, although Hampshire police have only now released the details.
Detective Constable Abagail Leeson is investigating the incident. She said: “This happened at a time when other people would have been in the area. We need to hear from anyone who saw a group of three white men, all in hoodies.”
“We always would advise people to go home with friends, perhaps choosing a taxi rather than walking in the early hours of the morning.”
“If you have been drinking, you may be more vulnerable, so try and pay attention to who is around you and stick to well-lit areas.”
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact DC Leeson at Shirley CID on 101.
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