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Appeal for witnesses following attempted robbery - Telford

West Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses or information following an attempted robbery in Telford.

At around 3.30pm on Sunday 3 February, a 19-year-old woman was walking on Silkin Way near to the Wellington Road underpass in Admaston.

She was approached by an unknown male who punched her in the face, causing minor injuries. She did not require hospital treatment.

The offender tried to steal her phone but she managed to recover it before running off.

The offender is described as a white male in his late teens or early twenties, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 7ins, of a slim build. He was wearing black jogging bottoms, a royal blue Puffa zipped jacket with the hood up, a black face covering, black gloves and a black bag.

He is believed to have run off along Silkin Way in the direction of Wrockwardine Road in Wellington after the incident.

If anyone witnessed the offence, please call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 518s of 4 February 2019.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

Issued: 2.50pm, Tuesday 12 February, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 12/02/19