Isle of Wight Police are investigating a report of an unprovoked assault on a woman in Newport. The victim, who is from Sandown on the island, told police that a woman punched her while they were walking near the junction with Pyle Street.
The 72-year-old was walking with her husband along St. James’s Street towards the square between 3pm and 3.20pm on Thursday, December 8, 2011.
She was left shaken by what happened with swelling and bruising to her right cheek.
Police would like to thank staff from a nearby business who assisted the victim shortly afterwards.
Officers are making enquiries in Newport town centre today (Friday) to appeal for witnesses and any other information.
The suspect was described as:
Aged approximately 30
5 ft 6 ins tall
Dark brown, slightly curly, collar length hair
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Newport Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can call 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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