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Woman uses sandals to fight off attacker in West End
A WOMAN fought off her attacker with a pair of sandals as she walked home from a wedding reception.
The 36-year-old, who was wearing a floor-length blue/green evening dress, was punched as she walked in West End having left the reception just after midnight.
Where Botley Road becomes High Street, she became aware of two men walking behind her.
Although uneasy about the two men, the woman continued to walk along West End High Street past the old fire station and to the Tesco Express opposite Chalk Hill.
As she went to walk up Chalk Hill, she looked behind and one man was directly behind her.
Without warning he punched her, trying to grab her clutch bag.
She was able to swing her left arm and hit the man in the face with a pair of wedge sandals she was carrying.
The male left, but the woman lost her balance and fell over a small wall into a garden. A man came out of the house and asked if she was alright, but the woman ran up Chalk Hill.
The attacker is described as between 18 and 23, of medium build and wore a light grey hooded top and dark jeans.
The other man took no part in the assault. He is white and the same age as the first man, but taller and 6ft 2ins. He wore a black tracksuit jacket and dark trousers.
Anyone with details about the attack, which happened on August 25, should call DC Hoare at Eastleigh CID on 101.
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