Appeal after woman attacked and robbed

An evofit of one of the men involved in the robbery.
An evofit of one of the men involved in the robbery.

A young woman was attacked and robbed by two men at knifepoint as she walked home.

The offence took place around 10.40pm on Saturday, October 6, when the 25-year-old victim was walking along Millennium Bridge towards Lune Street in Lancaster.

As she entered the underpass below Greyhound Bridge she was attacked by two men who she had seen immediately before, sat on a bench by the underpass.

One of the men grabbed her from behind and pushed her against the wall. She was then held with a knife to her throat whilst the second man removed her watch and engagement ring from her left hand and wrist followed by her bag.

During her ordeal the victim received a number of scratch marks to her face and upper body. She was also sexually assaulted and had personal items of property stolen including a large brown deer skin bag with a gold ‘Prada’ badge embossed on it, a limited edition Cartier Tank Francaise steel watch, engagement ring, black Prada sunglasses and around £235 in cash. It is believed the men were disturbed by the headlights of a taxi that was travelling down Lune Street towards the underpass.

Some items from the victim’s handbag were discarded as they made their escape.

Detective Sergeant Mark Stephens from Lancaster and Morecambe CID said: “This is a particularly violent incident against a lone woman and she has understandably been left traumatised by what has happened.”

The first man is described as being white, around 6ft tall and aged late 20s to early 30s. He was carrying a craft or Stanley knife with a bright red handle.

His accomplice was also white, around 6ft 2ins tall, stockily built with defined arms and possibly mousy brown spiky hair.

Call police on 101 if you can help or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.