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Help us find the person who punched a woman in the face and ripped some of her hair out

18 May, 2017 14:38 News Witness Appeals

The assault happened sometime between 4.20pm and 4.30pm on Sunday 14 May as the female victim sat on a bench waiting for a bus outside Superdrug in Dorking High Street.

A man and a woman initially approached the victim and the man asked to borrow her phone. When she refused because it was running low on minutes, a verbal altercation took place which resulted in the woman punching the victim to her nose and cheek. The victim also had a large chunk of her hair ripped out.

The incident lasted a few minutes and then the couple walked off down Dorking High Street.

The man is described as white, of slim build, approximately 20-years-old with short brown hair. He was wearing a blue top with black stripes and blue jeans. The woman is described as white, approximately 20-years-old, of slim build and blue eyes. She had long brown hair in a ponytail and she was wearing a black top and black leggings.

PC Becky Blake said: “This was a really nasty incident which left the victim in a lot of pain and she has since undergone x-rays for a suspected broken nose and cheek bone. The woman was simply waiting for a bus on a Sunday afternoon and this sort of violence has absolutely no place on our streets.  

“The incident happened in broad daylight and we feel sure there would have been a lot of people walking in the High Street at the time. If you saw anything or have information please call us so we can further our investigation and bring the offender to justice.”

Anyone with information should call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45170049883.

You can also use the online reporting system found at https://report.police.uk/ and enter the reference number in the ‘Additional information' section.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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