Colchester: Image Released After Woman Attacked

Almost a year on from a street robbery in Colchester, Essex police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to.

A 37-year-old woman was punched in the face by a man on Queen Street who then stole an envelope from her which contained a four-figure sum of cash.

The man then ran off after the incident, which happened shortly before 9:30pm on Friday, January 21, 2011, as a result of a passing motorist stopping to assist.

Investigating Officer, Dc Claire Jennings, said: "We are only just releasing this CCTV for operational and practical reasons. At the time, a train commuter came forward with a potential name for the attacker but this did not tally up with the image we later secured from a nearby business. In addition, due to security reasons revolving around the sensitivity of the business, we have only just been able to issue these images."

The offender is described as black, approximately 5ft 6ins tall and was wearing a black hoody, beanie hat and blue jeans at the time.

A 35-year-old man from Wivenhoe, who was arrested a short time after the robbery, was subsequently released without charge.

The 37-year-old victim, who lives locally, visited Colchester General Hospital the following day (Saturday, January 22) where she was treated for a minor facial injury.

Anyone with information in connection with this robbery is urged to contact detectives at Colchester police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Craig Stevens

4pm - 7pm

Text 'MUSIC' to 82122

Craig Stevens

Stay tuned...

Watch heart TV

  • Now playing: The best feel good music

Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Shopping Our Advertisers

Here's your chance to find out more about some of the companies currently advertising on Heart 96.1

Follow Heart on Twitter