Young brutes batter woman during alleyway robbery in Blackbrook

Anyone with information which could help detectives with their inquiries can call St Helens CID on 0151 777 6829 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

Anyone with information which could help detectives with their inquiries can call St Helens CID on 0151 777 6829 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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A WOMAN has been left traumatised after she was punched in the face and kicked during a vicious robbery by three teenagers.

The 43-year-old woman was attacked in an alleyway off Ashurst Drive in Blackbrook, close to the Co-op store, just seconds after she got off the number 320 bus.

They followed her into the alley where they kicked and punched her.

She was knocked to the ground before they ran off with her handbag and two bags of shopping.

Detective Constable Steven O’Neill from St Helens CID said: “These three young men launched a violent attack on the victim, just to steal a few items of shopping.

“Her ordeal has understandably left her very distressed and I want to reassure people in St Helens that we are carrying out a thorough investigation in a bid to trace and arrest the people responsible.

“The offenders are described as white, in their late teens, wearing dark clothing possible with some white on them.

“It’s thought that they may have been outside some shops on Blackbrook Road before the incident happened and I would appeal to anyone who may have seen them to get in touch with us.”

The attack happened at around 10pm on Sunday, January 19. Police issued the appeal for witnesses this week.

Anyone with information which could help detectives with their inquiries can call St Helens CID on 0151 777 6829 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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4:10pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Kathb7 says...

Two week ago coming back from doctors, 6 pm, I went through the same pathway, I thought there was nobody there, then, like they had been hiding, a gang came from nowhere, and told me to go the shop for them , I carried on walking but said I wasn't going that way, one of the teenagers said , we,, you better get your f-----g arse turned round and get back for me, I was going to report to voulountry police, but havnt saw them on the estate, this gang was the same gang I had seen outside off licence over the bridge on the way to the doctors,,,
Two week ago coming back from doctors, 6 pm, I went through the same pathway, I thought there was nobody there, then, like they had been hiding, a gang came from nowhere, and told me to go the shop for them , I carried on walking but said I wasn't going that way, one of the teenagers said , we,, you better get your f-----g arse turned round and get back for me, I was going to report to voulountry police, but havnt saw them on the estate, this gang was the same gang I had seen outside off licence over the bridge on the way to the doctors,,, Kathb7
  • Score: 1

5:41pm Tue 28 Jan 14

trajan says...

Best time to go to the shops around there is when it's raining it washes the scum off the streets !!
Best time to go to the shops around there is when it's raining it washes the scum off the streets !! trajan
  • Score: 7

8:21pm Tue 28 Jan 14

MrBenggo says...

trajan,
very well put.
trajan, very well put. MrBenggo
  • Score: 2

8:49am Wed 29 Jan 14

frankly says...

they are so so brave these braindead.. why shouldn't they be, knowing theirs no punishment in the u/k now
they are so so brave these braindead.. why shouldn't they be, knowing theirs no punishment in the u/k now frankly
  • Score: 2

8:52am Wed 29 Jan 14

Keva68 says...

That's blackbrook for you classy area
That's blackbrook for you classy area Keva68
  • Score: -1

11:10am Fri 31 Jan 14

MrBenggo says...

Looks like it will be community service and asbo's if they are ever caught.
British justice is non existent.
Looks like it will be community service and asbo's if they are ever caught. British justice is non existent. MrBenggo
  • Score: 2

11:22am Sat 1 Feb 14

jumperr says...

Tolerance is the word from the community safety partnership,look what happens
Tolerance is the word from the community safety partnership,look what happens jumperr
  • Score: 1

4:41pm Sat 1 Feb 14

norm says...

If these SCUM were the ones hanging about near shops on Blackbrook Road shouldn't there be CCTV images of them? There appears to be plenty cameras in that area.
If these SCUM were the ones hanging about near shops on Blackbrook Road shouldn't there be CCTV images of them? There appears to be plenty cameras in that area. norm
  • Score: 4

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