Monday, 3 October 2011

Pregnant woman assaulted in Morecambe, ring stolen

Police are appealing for information after a pregnant woman was assaulted and had a much-loved ring stolen in Morecambe at the weekend.

Around 8.30pm on Friday 30th September, a 20-year-old woman, who is from the town, was walking along an alleyway between Brunswick Road and Byron Road when she was approached by two men. One of them pushed the woman to the ground took a ring from her finger before running off.

The woman was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary to be checked over and fortunately both she and her baby were fine.

The first man is described as white, around 6’ 1” tall, of slim build with dark, spikey hair with tramlines cut in the side. He was wearing a dark tracksuit.

The second man is also described as white, around 5’ 9” tall with dark, collar length hair and was wearing a dark tracksuit.

“This was an incredibly cowardly attack on a lone, pregnant woman," commneted Detective Sergeant Colin Forsyth of Lancaster CID. "I am just thankful that mother and baby are both fine.

“The stolen ring is of huge sentimental value to the woman and I would like to be able to reunite her with it.

“If anybody has any information at all about this offence, or was in the area at the time and saw anybody matching the descriptions given, then I would urge them to contact police.”

• Anybody with any information can contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court

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