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A nineteen year old girl was bitten as she tried to stop her handbag being taken by thieves.

The incident happened on Tuesday 27th June 2006 at 23.55 as the woman walked home across Turnham Green from the bus stop on the High Road.

The victim had got off a 237 bus from Shepherds Bush outside Blockbusters on which she had noticed some other females.  She was aware that two of the females had also got off the bus and were following her.

They approached her half way across the Green and threatened her, grabbed hold of her and punched her.

During the struggle they tried to get the victim’s bag and one of the suspects actually bit the victim's finger in an attempt to loosen her grip on the bag.

The suspects managed to grab hold of the victim’s Vario mobile phone, valued at £400, and ran off back across the Green in the direction of Chiswick Police Station.

The victim received First aid close to the scene.

The first suspect is described as being a white female, about 16 years, 5’ tall, straight blonde hair in a pony tail, wearing a red top and tight leggings.

The second suspect was a black female, about 16 years, 5’04”, curly hair in a short pony tail, upper left lip was pierced, wearing a light coloured top and a lanyard (a type of necklace often made from webbing material with a catch at the end for hanging keys) around her neck.

Any information to PC Shaz Malik in the Robbery Squad on 020 8247 5940 please.

Information may be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


July 4, 2006