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Pregnant woman assaulted in attempted Crayford robbery

PUBLISHED: 16:21 31 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:24 31 May 2013

A woman who is seven months pregnant has been assaulted in an attempted Crayford robbery.

Last Friday (May 24) the victim was attacked at 11pm on her way home from shopping.

The 24-year-old was walking from Sainsbury’s across the Acorn Industrial Estate when a man came up behind her and tried to steal her bag.

The suspect was chased off by a member of the public. He is described as white, 18 to 20 years old, tall and skinny with blonde hair and blue eyes.

At the time he was believed to be wearing a grey hooded top, white loafers and beige trousers.

The pregnant woman sustained swelling to her right cheek and eye and a cut to her knee where she was dragged into the road.

The man headed off empty-handed in the direction of Crayford town centre.

Police want to speak to another man who was seen talking to the suspect in Station Road.

He is white, about 5ft 8in tall, around 19 years old, very scruffy hair and wearing dark blue jeans, dirty white trainers and a T-shirt with a blue lion emblem on the left side.

He is not a suspect but may be able to help to identify the robber.

Det Ch Insp Gary Holmes, of Bexley police, said: “This was a particularly callous attack on a lone woman late at night.

“She was very brave in trying to fend off the suspect but was still pulled into the road, in the path of traffic.

“We want to locate the suspect before he harms anyone else and I urge the public to call us if they have any information”.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Bexley Robbery Squad on 0208 284 9203.

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