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Newbury Berkshire: Women knocked unconscious & robbed

Women knocked unconscious & robbed

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed in Newbury on Saturday (9/7).
The incident happened at about 9.30pm, as a 46-year-old woman was walking along the canal path under the A339, towards Victoria Park.
Two men approached her from behind, demanding cash and her phone before assaulting her, knocking her unconcious.
The offenders then ran off without stealing anything, leaving her handbag on the ground next to her with its contents strewn around.  
Once the woman regained consciousness, she was helped home by a passer-by, before she sought hospital treatment. She was admitted to hospital for treatment to her injuries, which were a cut to her eyebrow which required three stitches, a laceration to her upper lip, and bruising and swelling to her eye socket and mouth. She was later discharged.
Both offenders are white. One was stocky and wearing a dark coloured hooded top and the second was taller than the first, slim, and wearing a sweatshirt and scarf.
Det Con Jonathan Coogan, investigating the offence, said: “I would like to hear from anyone in the area at the time of the offence, in particular the woman who helped the victim get home a number of hours later.”
Anyone with any information about the incident should contact Det Con Coogan at Newbury police station via the 24-hour non-emergency number, 0845 8 505 505. If you do not want to speak to the police, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
You can also give information to the police in person by visiting any police station. Find out the opening times and location of your local station or please call 0845 8 505 505.
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