Woman hurt and robbed in canalside knife attack

police tape
police tape

A WOMAN was attacked by a man with a knife as she walked home along a redway close to the Grand Union Canal on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old was walking along the redway close to Pennyland at about 9.15am when a man approached her before punching her in the head twice, grabbing her and pulling out a knife.

He then made off with her purse which had money in it that she had withdrawn earlier from a cashpoint outside the Neath Hill Co-op store.

The woman suffered an injury to her head as well as cuts to her arms and leg. She was treated by paramedics but was not taken to hospital.

The man was described as white, in his early 20s and of medium build. He was around 5ft 11ins tall with dirty blond hair and was wearing a dark blue hooded top and dark trousers.

Investigating officer Det Con Miranda Moore said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the victim who was making her way home at the time she was attacked.

“The offender grabbed her before producing a knife, resulting in her suffering defensive injuries to her arms and leg.

“I am appealing for anyone who saw a man acting suspiciously in the area either prior or around the time of the assault, as well as anyone who saw someone running along the Redway towards Great Linford.”

Anyone with information on the attacker or the incident can call police on 0845 8 505 505 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.