Another knife attack

Avon & Somerset police have asked for the public’s help after another knife attack, this time in Taunton. The victim was a woman aged in her 30s. She was walking through Victoria Park on to Somerset Place heading towards the underpass leading to Leycroft Road, when she was approached by a man.

The man asked her for a cigarette before pushing her into a hedge from behind after she had told him she didn’t have one. He then produced what is believed to be a knife and demanded the woman’s belongings before making off with a Waitrose carry bag.

The incident happened on Wednesday, 5th December sometime between 9.45pm and 10.05pm.

Police tell us the man is white, approximately 5ft 8ins tall, aged in his early or mid-20s, of medium build and clean shaven.

If you witnessed the incident, or have any information which could help in their inquiry, please call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5218269730.

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