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Woman attacked in Southend park robbery
12:32pm Thursday 14th June 2012 in Echo News
Detectives have released an Efit image and a photograph of a woman’s facial injuries after a robbery a park at Southend on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old victim has agreed to release a picture showing the extent of her facial injuries after she was repeatedly scratched by a woman who led the attack.
The incident happened at 12.30pm on June 12 when the woman, who has asked to be identified only as Leanne, was walking across Southchurch Hall Park, near Woodgrange Drive..
She was grabbed from behind and pulled back by her hair and confronted by a woman who demanded cash and her handbag.
When Leanne tried to struggle free she was forced to the ground by the woman and four male accomplices. The woman repeatedly scratched Leanne’s face while the three men kicked her in the legs and waist area.
Leanne, who lives in the Southend area, was robbed of her bag containing £62 cash, a gold chain, store cards and documents.
Anyone with information should contact DC Rory Scarlett or his colleagues at the Southend Target Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.