Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted during an attempted robbery in Southampton.
At around 2.30pm on Thursday, October 20, a woman was walking along Tremona Road near to the Bursledon House Children’s Hospital Unit when she was approached from behind by a man.
The victim, aged 32, was pulled to the ground and assaulted as the man tried to grab her handbag from her.
As a result, she suffered injuries to her head and body.
A member of the public came to the woman’s aid, causing the man to leave the scene and head down the footpath between Wordsworth House NHS building and the Ronald McDonald charity building.
No items were stolen during the incident.
The man was described as mixed race, aged between 25 and 40 years, approximately 6ft 2ins tall and of average build.
He was described as wearing blue jeans and a dark-coloured top with the hood up.
Officers would like to hear from any witnesses who may be able to help identify the person responsible.
Detective Constable Rob Munro said: “This incident happened during daylight hours in a public place where large numbers of people pass through on a daily basis.
“If anyone witnessed the incident, or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the surrounding area around this time, then please contact police.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Munro on 101, quoting 44160397003, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.