Woman dragged to ground in senseless St Albans assault

Jersey Farm Woodland Park. Photo: DANNY LOO

Jersey Farm Woodland Park. Photo: DANNY LOO - Credit: Archant

A woman was dragged to the ground in a senseless attack near a St Albans park recently.

The victim, who is in her 30s, was walking close to Jersey Farm Woodland Park, off St Helier Road, between 7-7.10pm on July 17 when a man started to follow her.

He was white, between 20 to 25, around 5ft 9ins, slim, clean shaven, and with dark bushy eyebrows.

When she turned around, the man signalled as if to ask her the time - before jumping her, grabbing her legs and pushing her to the ground.

But without going any further, or stealing any of her possessions, the man got up and ran toward Sandringham Crescent.

Fortunately the victim was not injured, but was left shaken by the attack.

Investigating officer PC David Vass said: “Though the victim was not physically harmed during this incident it was an understandably distressing situation for her.

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“I want to reassure the community that this type of incident is unusual in St Albans and we are doing all we can to trace the offender.”

He encouraged anybody with information to contact the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.