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Two men wanted after attacking woman in mobility scooter

Police have renewed an appeal for witnesses following an attempted robbery on a woman in a mobility scooter in Haverhill.

Last Thursday afternoon (July 4th) two men attacked the woman near the grounds of Haverhill Rugby Club. She was left with bruising on her ribs after she was pushed onto the handlebars of her scooter. 

The men threatened her, and attempted to grab her bag. The two suspects escaped in the direction of Chimswell Way after two men shouted at them to let the woman go, before one of the bystanders chased the suspects into a wooded area.  

A police statement said: "The first male suspect is described as black, aged between 20 and 30 years of age, around 5ft 11ins tall, of an athletic build with black curly hair, which was seen just under a hood. 

"He was wearing a black hoody, with black jogging bottoms and red shoes/trainers. 

"The male was heard speaking with what is described as a cockney accent.

"The second male suspect is described as white, 5ft 11ins tall and of a slim build. 

"He was wearing a scarf across his face with his hood up. He was also wearing a black hoody and grey joggers and black trainers. 

"He was riding a silver mountain bike."

Officers would be particularly interested to speak to the male bystanders who came to the woman's assistance during the incident as they may be able to help with the investigation.  

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 or directly at Bury St Edmunds Police Station by quoting crime reference 37/38846/19.

Or, you could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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