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One week on from a foiled mugging attempt in Haverhill; police renew their appeal for information

Police have renewed an appeal for information about an attempted mugging one week ago in Haverhill.

The disturbing incident took place at about 1.35pm last Thursday close to the newt pond in Castle Playing Fields.

It saw two passers-by step in to prevent a disabled woman getting mugged by two men in Haverhill.

Castle Playing Fields in Haverhill
Castle Playing Fields in Haverhill

Police said the woman, aged in her 40s, was riding a mobility scooter when she saw two males.

One of them went towards her and pushed her body on to the handle bars of the scooter, threatened her and attempted to grab her bag by the han

A man who was out walking a dog, accompanied by a younger male, then shouted at the thug to let the woman go and the two suspects then fled towards Chimswell Way.

The incident left the woman shaken and with bruising.

The first male suspect is described by police as black, aged between 20 and 30, around 5ft 11ins, of an athletic build with black curly hair, which was seen just under a hood. He was wearing a black hoody, with black jogging bottoms and red shoes/trainers and had a cockney accent.

The second male suspect is described as white, 5ft 11ins and of a slim build. He was wearing a scarf across his face with his hood up. He was also wearing a black hoody and grey joggers and black trainers. He was riding a silver mountain bike.

Police would like to speak to the two men who prevented the robbery

One of them is described as being around 60 years old with a shaved head and wore shorts and a T-shirt. He was walking a German shepherd-type dog, which he let off the lead and the dog chased after the two males as they ran off.

The second male bystander is described as being younger than the other and aged around 25 to 30 years.

He was wearing jeans, a T-shirt and had a beard. He ran after the suspects into the wooded area.

Anyone with information about incident should contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101, reference 37/38846/1, visit http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update or email naomi.harger@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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