Women assaulted by trio near pub in St Albans

Did you see an assault near The Horn pub, Victoria Street, St Albans?

Did you see an assault near The Horn pub, Victoria Street, St Albans? - Credit: Archant

Two women were brutally attacked by a group of assailants near The Horn pub in St Albans.

The victims were walking along Victoria Street at around 10.15pm on Saturday when a man began shouting insults at them.

They carried on walking towards the train station but then one of the pair was pushed to the floor and assaulted by two women.

When her friend tried to intervene, she was punched by a man.

The man and the other two females then made off on foot and one of the victims then noticed that her black iPhone 12 was missing, believed stolen.

Assistant Investigator Jayne Davidson said: “A 16 year old girl from St Albans has been arrested on suspicion of theft and two counts of ABH. A 16 year old boy from St Albans has also been arrested on suspicion of theft, two counts of ABH and affray. Both have been released under investigation while enquires continue.

“We are looking to trace a female suspect who is described as white, aged around 18 to 20 years old and around 5ft 6in tall, with medium-length blonde hair.

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“If you saw what happened, or have information about the incident, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Similarly, if you were driving through the area and have a dash cam fitted to your vehicle, please check the footage and make contact if you spot something that might help our enquiries.

“I’d also like to hear from anyone who has information about the stolen phone. Perhaps you have been offered it for sale?

“You can get in touch by calling the non-emergency number 101 or email me at jayne.davidson@herts.police.uk or alternatively email Assistant Investigator Joanne Czuba at joanne.czuba@herts.police.uk quoting crime references 41/60774/21 and 41/60777/21.”