Woman, 23, grabbed by neck, dragged to floor, punchedand purse snatched -but attacker returns with purse, minus a tenner

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A man who attacked and robbed a woman in the early hours of Saturday returned – and handed back her purse, minus £10.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the woman was knocked to the ground and robbed in King’s Lynn.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Richard Moden, said: “The victim was left very distressed by the incident and immediately dialled 999.

“Unusually, during this time the robber returned to the scene, handing back the purse to the victim before leaving again. A £10 note had been taken from inside

The attack happened on Saturday shortly before 1.10am as the victim, a 27-year-old woman, walked along Hardings Way heading towards Friars Fleet when she noticed a man walking behind her.


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The man grabbed the victim by the neck and dragged her to the floor. During a struggle the victim was punched in the face suffering minor injuries. The robber snatched her purse from her handbag before running from the scene.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have been travelling in this area in the early hours of Saturday and may have noticed a man acting suspiciously.”

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Witnesses should contact DC Moden at King’s Lynn CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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