Assault during attempted robbery

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A woman was assaulted during an attempted robbery in Biggleswade on Wednesday.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the attempt on May 18.

The woman was walking along Chestnut Avenue at approximately 9.30pm when she was approached by a man who physically assaulted her and attempted to steal her handbag.

She screamed and the offender then ran off in the direction of the library.

The offender is described as wearing a hooded jacket with a scarf covering his face.

PC Jay Watts, investigating, said: “I’m appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or who noticed a man acting suspiciously in the area at the time to contact us. The victim believes that a car drove past as the incident was taking place, so we’re particularly keen to speak to the driver of that car.”

>Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 287 of 19 May, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.