Woman Robbed And Stabbed At Dukes Meadows

Police searching for two youths after the incident


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A woman was robbed and stabbed while out for a walk in the Dukes Meadows area on Monday (January 26).

Police say that they were called by London Ambulance to the area at around 2.30pm following reports that a woman had suffered a stabbing injury.

dukes meadows bandstand

The woman, who is aged in her thirties, had been robbed and stabbed. She was taken to hospital for treatment and later discharged. It is understood that she had been out for a walk at the time of the attack.

Police are searching for two teenagers, aged between 16-19 in connection with the incident.

One local resident who was driving to Dukes Meadows at the time described seeing three police cars driving into the Dukes Meadows area from the Chiswick Bridge direction. The area around the bandstand and the grass area down to the river was cordoned off with police tape.

Police are appealing for information following the incident which took place near the Chiswick Boathouse.

Police said; "On Monday, 26 January at approximately 14:15hrs, the 39-year-old female victim was walking along the river bank near the Chiswick Boathouse car park when two men approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground.

"One of the suspects then stabbed her on her leg. Both suspects then ran off towards Barnes Bridge with her mobile phone and cash.

"The victim was taken to a west London hospital where she was treated for her injuries and later discharged.

"The suspects are described as: A Black Somalian man, 5ft 5ins tall of skinny build and wearing dark clothing and a Light skinned man, 5ft 2ins tall of skinny build and wearing white windbreaker coat and black trousers."

Detective Constable Emma Powell from Hounslow police said “Fortunately violent attacks like this are very rare on the borough, but nevertheless, we are very keen to speak to anyone who may be able to assist us with this investigation and catch the people responsible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Emma Powell on 0208 247 6650 or call Crimestoppers Anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A safety message posted on the Dukes Meadows website asks people to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police.
It also advises that parents if at all possible should make sure their children are given lifts to programmes in the area or use local taxis.

The recreational area by the river has a number of club houses and grounds used by sports and boating clubs. It is also popular with walkers, joggers and people walking dogs.


January 30, 2015