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Police in Portsmouth are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted and robbed in the car park to the rear of Lake Road health centre. It happened sometime between 5.30 and 5.35am on Sunday, January 1.
The 37-year-old woman was walking home after being out celebrating New Year’s Eve in Guildhall Walk. She had stopped to rest when she was approached by a man who made inappropriate comments towards her before assaulting herand stealing her handbag.
The woman did not sustain any visible injuries.
The stolen bag contained an iphone 4.
The man is described as:
Having dark skin
Approximately 5ft 7ins tall
Short dark hair
Wearing an v-neck white t-shirt, white ¾ length shorts with a light check pattern
DC Fiona Wright said: “We believe the offender may live locally to St Mary’s Road and Lake Road. Anyone who can help identify this man, or has any information is asked to contact us.”
Anyone with information should contact DC Wright at Fratton police station on 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.