Police are appealing for information regarding an incident which occurred today (1st February) along Fairfax Road near the junction with Kingston Road at about 6.50am, where a 21 year old woman was assaulted by a man with a “bladed weapon”.
The woman managed to make it to her place of work after the attack where the police were instantly called. The woman has since been taken to hospital where she was treated for her injuries and been discharged.
The suspect is described as a black male standing around 6 ft tall. He is of medium build and was wearing a black hat, a black scarf and dark clothing. At this stage it is believed the man used some sort of bladed weapon to cause the injuries. He was said to have ran towards Kingston Road after the attack.
Detective Sergeant Darren Young of Richmond-Upon-Thames CID said:
“Thankfully incidents like this remain extremely rare in the borough, however we have increased patrols in the area and uniformed officers will be out and about speaking to members of the public.”
CCTV footage is being analysed however police are extremely keen for anybody with any information to step forward as soon as possible. Contact Richmond CID on 020 8721 5840 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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