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Woman fights off attacker
A BRAVE woman fought off a thug who tried to snatch her handbag while she was walking home at night.
The 52-year-old woman was attacked as she was making her way home in Eastleigh.
The mugger struck at the junction of Falcon Square and Wren Road. shortly after 9pm on Sunday. He grabbed the woman from behind and pulled her to the floor.
As she was falling the victim managed to kick out at her attacker, to prevent him from taking the bag from her grasp.
She suffered severe bruising to her left eye in the fall.
Now police have launched a hunt for the attacker and have issued an appeal for anyone who heard or saw the incident to contact them.
Detective Constable Toru Tsuzaki said: “This incident occurred in a relatively quiet area of Eastleigh and it’s likely that any commotion would have resulted in raising people’s attention to the incident.
“I would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious males in the area at that time.”
Witnesses should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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