Police have released details of a vicious attempted robbery in Fairoak on Friday September 3 and are appealing for witnesses
The incident occurred as the victim, a 54-year-old woman, walked along a pathway between Elderberry Close and the park on Blackberry Drive in the vicinity of the Youth Centre on the Brookfields Estate.
Two teenagers, who were in a gang of about eight youths, asked the woman if they could borrow some money. When she refused they assaulted her.
The victim suffered a black eye and facial bruising.
Detective Constable Jenna Ryrie said: “Incidents like this are very rare in Fair Oak. I would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident.
“In particular, I would like to talk to two girls who helped the woman to her feet and offered to take her home.”
Anyone who witnessed this incident should contact DC Jenna Ryrie at Eastleigh CID on 101. Alternatively you can call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.
It has been claimed that Anti Social behaviour has dropped in Fair Oak since the introduction of Street Pastors two years ago.