Posted on 28th March 2017
Our officers are asking for help from the public after a 71 year-old woman was assaulted in Chaddesden.
The incident happened at about 1.30pm on Saturday, March 18 when the victim was walking her dog in Chaddesden Park, Derby.
She was in an area of the park near to Maine Drive when her dog crossed the path of a cyclist. It is alleged that he then got off his bike, started shouting abuse at the her and then punched her to the stomach.
The cyclist is described as white, in his late 20s/early 30s, around 6’ tall, skinny build with a sharply pointed nose. He was clean shaven and had a local Derby accent. He was said to be wearing a black, shiny padded jacket and riding a red and black bike.
PC Mark Atterbury is from the Chaddesden Safer Neighbourhood Team and says: “The elderly woman was understandably very shaken and winded by the incident but has not suffered any lasting pain or discomfort. However this was clearly a nasty thing to happen and we are very keen to speak to the person responsible.
“This type of incident is thankfully rare in Chaddesden and I am sure that residents will be shocked to know it has happened. In fact the lady was very shortly after helped by two unknown boys who accompanied her to some local shops and made sure she was OK.
“ I am hoping that if anyone knows who is responsible or witnessed the incident they will come forward and make contact with us.”
If you think you can help, please call on 101 quoting reference number 17000116002.
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You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org