CCTV APPEAL: Woman attacked after night out in Lancashire

A woman was dragged to floor during a "cowardly" attack as she made her way home after a night out in Lancashire, say police.

Friday, 20th April 2018, 8:47 am
Updated Friday, 20th April 2018, 8:56 am
Police would like to speak to these people in connection with the incident.

The 21-year-old is believed to have been followed at 2.30am on Friday March 30, as she walked from Bank Street to Grange Road and onto Newchurch Road in Rawtenstall.

Detectives say she was dragged to the ground and the men made off with her handbag.

The woman described her attackers as being two Asian men in their mid-20s.

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Police would like to speak to these people in connection with the incident.

Det Con Andy Lever, of Lancashire Constabulary’s East Division CID, said "This was a particularly cowardly attack on a lone female who was walking home from a night out.

“It appears the two males have been around Rawtenstall Town Centre before they started to follow her home.

“It was a busy night as it was the start of the Easter weekend.

“While the CCTV footage isn't the clearest, we would ask that people think back to that Easter weekend and if you were in Rawtenstall Town Centre and recognise these males, please contact us immediately."

Police would like to speak to these people in connection with the incident.

Any information can be emailed to [email protected] or reported via 101 quoting log reference 164 of 30 March 2018.