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Young woman robbed and pushed into brook in 'disturbing' attack

Police have arrested and bailed a man in connection with a robbery in a Farnborough park in the early hours of Saturday morning

A woman was robbed and pushed into a brook when she was attacked by two men in Farnborough at the weekend.

The 21-year-old had been cycling through Moor Park, between 12.30am and 1am on Saturday (March 8), when she was attacked by two men on a bridge leading from Wren Way.

The offenders took her coat and bag, with £20 inside, before one of them pushed her into the brook running underneath the bridge.

She managed to get herself onto the bank and called for help. She was found by a member of the public.

The victim was taken to Frimley Park Hospital having suffered cuts and bruises in the incident but was released a few hours later.

The first man is described as black, between 25 and 27, 5ft 7ins tall and of skinny build with broad shoulders. He is said to have a narrow face with close facial features and had a large mole protruding from his upper right lip.

He was wearing a dark, hooded top, dark blue jeans and white trainers.

The second man was described as white, between 23 and 25, around 5ft 8ins tall and of slim to medium build.

He was said to be wearing a dark hooded top and trousers.

PC Thomas Whittle, from Hampshire Constabulary's Hart and Rushmoor Priority Crime Team, said: “This is a particularly disturbing crime where a young woman has been targeted late at night.

“This sort of thing is unusual in our area and we believe it was an isolated incident. However we would always advise people to stay alert and keep to well lit and busy areas where possible when travelling alone late at night.

“I’m very keen to hear from anyone was saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the robbery or who thinks they recognise the men from the descriptions.”

A 27-year-old man from Aldershot was arrested in connection with the crime and has been released on bail until April 16.

Anyone with any information is asked to call PC Whittle at Aldershot police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 
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