Hunt for thugs who robbed woman as she walked her dogs

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A woman was robbed by two men who demanded jewellery as she walked her dogs in Preston.

The 53-year-old was walking along the brook near Cottam Lane, Ashton, when she was stopped by two men.

We are determined to trace the men responsible for the attack

DC Taylor

Police are hunting the pair, who demanded she hand over jewellery and other possessions before assaulting her at around 5.15pm on Friday.

The woman, who was alone at the time, suffered “several” injuries, police said.

Detective Constable Taylor, of Preston CID, said: “This was an extremely frightening incident for the victim to have gone through and we would appeal for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area at the relevant time to get in touch with us.

“It may have been that other people were in the area walking and may have seen the suspects.

“We are determined to trace the men responsible for the attack and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or with any information about what happened to contact us.”

One of the men is described as white, of skinny build and aged between 17 and 22 years. He had short dark hair and is around 6ft tall.

Police said he was wearing a black hooded top and stonewashed jeans. He is described as having a pale complexion, prominent check bones and bad teeth.

The other man is described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build and aged between 18 and 20.

He wore a long-sleeved light grey top and spoke with a local accent.

Anyone with information should call DC Taylor on (01772) 209755 or contact police on 101, quoting log number 1092 of October 2.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.