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Young woman assaulted and robbed in city centre

March 12, 2013, 4:35 pm

A young woman was viciously punched before being robbed of her bag in Birmingham city centre.

The 22-year-old victim was walking along Cherry Street in the early hours of Friday 15 February when a young white man walked up to her and punched her in the face. As she fell to the floor, he continued his assault before snatching her bag and running off towards Cannon Street.

Police have released CCTV of a man they would like to speak to. He is described as aged in his early twenties and wearing a grey top with a large cartoon design on the front and a black woollen hat with a long brown fringe sweeping across his forehead. He was of slim build and had a “grunge” look about him.

“Examination of CCTV footage shows that while on Cannon Street , the man has taken off the distinctive grey top, possibly in a bid to alter his appearance.” said investigating officer Detective Constable Kate Peplow from Birmingham CID.

She added: “This was a particularly nasty offence committed on a young woman, which has left her extremely shocked at the level of violence used. She is determined to help us bring this man to justice to prevent the same thing happening to someone else.”

Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image, or who witnessed the attack is urged to contact DC Peplow on 101. Alternatively, anyone not wishing to speak to police can give information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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