Appeal for witnesses launched after young woman robbed and assaulted in Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old woman was robbed and assaulted on Crookesmoor Road, Sheffield, in September.

On 24 September 2017, at around 1am, the victim was walking along Crookesmoor Road, onto Conduit Road, where she was waiting for a taxi.

A man then walked past the young woman, before returning and pushing her against a wall.

He threatened her and demanded her handbag and mobile, then punched her in the face, causing her to fall to the floor.

He then searched the victim’s pockets while she was on the pavement, and continued to threaten and assault her.

The victim fell unconscious, and was alone when she woke up.

PC Donna Simcock, said: “This was an extremely nasty and unprovoked attack on a woman who was simply waiting for a taxi.

Thankfully the victim was not seriously injured, but it is important we identify the person responsible for this awful robbery.”

The attacker was wearing black jogging bottoms, a black top, long-sleeved hoody, a black beanie hat and black gloves.

He was described as white, in his late 20s, slim built and around 6ft 3ins tall.

Call 101 with information, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Written by Emily Smith

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