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5 November 2013, 06:17
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously assaulted and robbed in Newport at around 12.25am in the early hours of Sunday morning ( November 3)
The victim, a 54-year-old woman, was walking home from town when she was approached by a man in the area of Caesars Road, Newport who has stolen her handbag.
In the process he has punched her, leaving her with a fractured nose and a fractured arm, extensive bruising and the possibility that she may even loose some teeth.
The black handbag contained a mobile phone, bank cards, make up, keys and cash.
The victim described the man as:
- about 6ft tall with a bald head
- he spoke with a foreign accent
Investigating Officer DS Gary Lyons of Newport DCID said:
"This is a very unusual crime in the amount of violence used and occurred in a quiet residential area.
"This would have been a very frightening ordeal for the victim and I am appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to come forward. Were you in the area at the time? Did you see anyone matching the description hanging around the area or making their way from the scene?
"The stolen handbag is still missing, if you spot it please contact the police first and do not handle it.
"I would also like to appeal to anyone with private CCTV in the area to speak to us as this may help with our enquiries into identifying the suspect."
Anyone with information can contact DS Gary Lyons at Newport DCID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.