Woman hits robber with bottle of wine in Barton-on-Sea

Daily Echo: Woman hits robber with bottle of wine Woman hits robber with bottle of wine

A WOMAN managed to fight off a would-be robber by hitting him over the head with a bottle of wine.

The 55-year-old woman was walking along Barton Croft, Barton-on-Sea sometime between 6.30pm and 7pm on Friday, January 11 when the man approached and tried to rob her.

She hit him over the head with a small bottle of wine she was carrying before he managed to take anything.

The attacker then pushed her to the floor and ran off in the direction of Solent Drive.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw the incident or the man following the woman before the robbery.

In particular they’d like to speak to a woman who was cycling down Barton Croft at the time and is likely to have seen what happened. She is described as middle aged and a wearing a white mid-length coat.

The victim was left shocked but otherwise uninjured by her ordeal.

The man is described as in his early 20s, around 5ft 7 inches tall, medium build with thick black hair.

He was wearing a short black jacket, dark trousers and shoes rather than trainers.

Officers are hoping members of the public will be able to help identify him.

Anyone with any information about the crime is asked to contact Detective Constable Naomi Mellish at Lyndhurst CID on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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1:39pm Mon 14 Jan 13

mickey01 says...

good job it wasnt my wife as it would have been a large bottle over the head
but what a terrible thing to happen to her it doesnt seem to matter where you are or at what time of day it is these scumbags are everwhere
good job it wasnt my wife as it would have been a large bottle over the head but what a terrible thing to happen to her it doesnt seem to matter where you are or at what time of day it is these scumbags are everwhere mickey01
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2:24pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Lockssmart says...

Hope it was French? Don't want to waste anything decent.
Hope it was French? Don't want to waste anything decent. Lockssmart
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2:32pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Outside of the Box says...

Was it empty or full? thus is the question
Was it empty or full? thus is the question Outside of the Box
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3:00pm Mon 14 Jan 13

S!monOn says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
Was it empty or full? thus is the question
It wouldn't be a "bottle of wine" if it was full eh?
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: Was it empty or full? thus is the question[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be a "bottle of wine" if it was full eh? S!monOn
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3:02pm Mon 14 Jan 13

mickeyrourke1 says...

Hope he's got one hell of a headache now and for the foreseeable future!
Hope he's got one hell of a headache now and for the foreseeable future! mickeyrourke1
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3:16pm Mon 14 Jan 13

S!monOn says...

That's one hell of a stutter you have mickeyrourke1......
That's one hell of a stutter you have mickeyrourke1...... S!monOn
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4:57pm Mon 14 Jan 13

heyhoo says...

Its a good thing she had it ... I dare to think what would have happened otherwise ... What is going on these days?
Its a good thing she had it ... I dare to think what would have happened otherwise ... What is going on these days? heyhoo
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5:33pm Mon 14 Jan 13

george h says...

A very well done to that lady is all I can say, and I hope she makes a speedy recovery.
A very well done to that lady is all I can say, and I hope she makes a speedy recovery. george h
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5:40pm Mon 14 Jan 13

sotonman2012 says...

Surpised the robber isn't pressing charges for GBH,Shame she didn't hit him with something a bit more heavier,Like a baseball bat.
Surpised the robber isn't pressing charges for GBH,Shame she didn't hit him with something a bit more heavier,Like a baseball bat. sotonman2012
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5:53pm Mon 14 Jan 13

peter sowerby says...

Two words comes to mind"Stab vest,body armour.HELP they are taking me back to the lunatic asylum for saying it,At least I will be safe with all the british police force,security guards ambulance and firemen to protect me there as well..
Two words comes to mind"Stab vest,body armour.HELP they are taking me back to the lunatic asylum for saying it,At least I will be safe with all the british police force,security guards ambulance and firemen to protect me there as well.. peter sowerby
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6:18pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Outside of the Box says...

S!monOn wrote:
Outside of the Box wrote:
Was it empty or full? thus is the question
It wouldn't be a "bottle of wine" if it was full eh?
Point taken plick
[quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: Was it empty or full? thus is the question[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be a "bottle of wine" if it was full eh?[/p][/quote]Point taken plick Outside of the Box
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8:47pm Mon 14 Jan 13

wake up says...

"RED RED WINE"
GOES TO MY HEAD ,,,,

fair play to the lady for using the wine bottle to defend herself .
i just hope the robber didnt spoil the taste of the wine.
"RED RED WINE" GOES TO MY HEAD ,,,, fair play to the lady for using the wine bottle to defend herself . i just hope the robber didnt spoil the taste of the wine. wake up
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10:40pm Mon 14 Jan 13

WalkingOnAWire says...

@Peter Sowerby

Seriously Peter, you need to seek some help.
@Peter Sowerby Seriously Peter, you need to seek some help. WalkingOnAWire
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12:35pm Tue 15 Jan 13

S!monOn says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
Outside of the Box wrote:
Was it empty or full? thus is the question
It wouldn't be a "bottle of wine" if it was full eh?
Point taken plick
You're welcome twot
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: Was it empty or full? thus is the question[/p][/quote]It wouldn't be a "bottle of wine" if it was full eh?[/p][/quote]Point taken plick[/p][/quote]You're welcome twot S!monOn
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