A mugger attacked a teenage girl in Romsey punching her in the face.

The robbery took place on the underpass along Canal Walk between 5.30pm and 6pm on Saturday, November 25.

The victim, a 15-year-old girl, had got off a train at the station and was walking along the underpass.

When she was in a woodland near the Environment Agency office, she was approached by a man wearing a dark hooded top.

He demanded her possessions, before punching her in the face and leaving with the victim’s bag.

Following the incident, the police were called. The bag was a Primark satchel-type bag with a long strap. It contained perfume, lip gloss and hair grips.

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The man has been described as white, in his 20s, around 6ft tall, of medium build, and wearing dark clothing – a hooded top and possibly jogging bottoms.

A police spokesperson said: “We have been making various enquiries since this was reported, and we are now appealing to the public for any information that may help our investigation.

“We know that this area was busy at the time, as it was around the time of the Romsey Christmas lights switch on.

“Were you in this area at around this time? Did you see what happened, or perhaps you remember seeing a man matching the description given?

“You may have seen someone carrying the bag as described?

“If so, please contact us by calling 101 and quoting the crime reference number 44230482982.”

Information can also be reported to the police online via their website.