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Woman assaulted after intervening in Thetford attempted robbery

A woman was assaulted in Thetford after she intervened in an attempted robbery on an elderly woman.

The incident was at about 1.15pm yesterday (February 11) in Old Croxton Road near to junction with Ben Culey Drive where the victim saw a man trying to snatch a handbag from an elderly woman.

The victim, in her 40s, shouted at the man who then approached her and pushed her in the shoulder.

Police appeal. Stock image
Police appeal. Stock image

She fell into a wall and suffered cuts and grazes.

It is believed the elderly woman left the scene and Norfolk Police have carried out several enquiries in a bid to trace her, but have so far been unsuccessful.

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident and would appeal to the elderly woman to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Chris Archer, from Thetford CID, on 101 quoting crime reference 36/10326/20.

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