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Witness appeal after woman is assaulted as she walked past city cemetery

Posted on 7th October 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched as she walked past a cemetery in Derby.

The 31-year-old victim was walking along Nottingham Road, in Chaddesden, with her two children when a woman on a bike approached her from behind.

The offender, who was riding on the pavement, told the pedestrian to move out of the way and started an argument when she refused.

She then got off her bike and punched the victim twice to the face, before cycling away when a member of the public intervened.

The offender was white, in her 20s, of medium build, about 5ft 5in, and was wearing a blue hoodie, bright blue trousers and light coloured shoes. She had brown shoulder length hair with a red tinge to it, which was shaven on one side.

She was riding with a man who was white, in his 20s, of medium build and about 5ft 8in. He had mousey brown hair cut short on the sides and longer on the top, which was described as a ‘Mohican’ style. He was also riding a pedal cycle. He was not believed to have been involved in the assault.

Police want to hear from anyone who might recognise the offender or the man she was riding with from their distinctive hairstyles.

The assault happened at about 4pm on Monday, September 15.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 38891/14. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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