Three assailants sought

PUBLISHED: 13:32 17 February 2006 | UPDATED: 21:42 28 May 2010

THREE assaults are being investigated by March Police, including an early morning assault on a woman cyclist who fought off her attacker on her way to work. The woman was cycling to work at 7.25am last Wednesday morning when she was approached by an unkno

THREE assaults are being investigated by March Police, including an early morning assault on a woman cyclist who fought off her attacker on her way to work.

The woman was cycling to work at 7.25am last Wednesday morning when she was approached by an unknown man who tried to steal her handbag from the basket on her cycle.

The handbag strap was wrapped around the handlebars for security reasons, said a police spokesman, and the man was unable to grab it.

"But he caused the victim and her bike to topple to the floor and when she got up the male kicked her in the lower back," said the spokesman.

That night another woman was attacked outside the Tesco petrol station in Hostmoor shortly after 11pm.

A 27-year-old woman was grabbed from behind and pushed against a wall. The offender then ran off.

The woman was left shocked and upset by the ordeal but was uninjured.

Detective Constable Chris Ashworth, said: "We need to trace the man responsible for this assault, and any information, no matter how trivial it may seem, could help us to do that."

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Ashworth at March Police Station on 0845 456 456 4, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Police are also appealing for witnesses to an assault during which a man was pushed to the floor and kicked.

The incident happened at just after 3.45pm on January 18, near the Superdrug store in Fenland Walk, March. A man was approached by two men and assaulted.

The men are described as white and over six feet tall. One of them is further described as wearing a white duffle coat and baseball cap.

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