Woman motorist attacked in her car

A FEMALE motorist was stabbed during an attempted robbery on a country road. The 19-year-old victim was driving an orange Peugeot 206 and had pulled into a lay-by to answer her mobile phone. She was parked on a minor road that runs from Southhill Park tow

A FEMALE motorist was stabbed during an attempted robbery on a country road.

The 19-year-old victim was driving an orange Peugeot 206 and had pulled into a lay-by to answer her mobile phone.

She was parked on a minor road that runs from Southhill Park towards Ireland village, near Four Acres Wood which is close to Shefford, on Monday at 5.45pm, when a man approached the vehicle.

He opened the car door and demanded her handbag.


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The woman tried to block him when he lent in with a knife, but suffered cuts to her stomach and hand.

The offender escaped empty handed in a white car - possibly an old style Astra - with another man in the passenger seat.

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The woman raised the alarm and was taken to Bedford Hospital where she was treated and later discharged.

Det Insp Mike Roach, investigating, said the offender was white with a pale complexion, in his late 20s, of slim to medium build with messy, medium length brown hair. He wore a dark long-sleeved jumper, pale blue jeans and had an untidy appearance.

The victim also recalls seeing a number of passing cars and cyclists.

DI Roach said: "We are keen to speak to them or anyone else who recalls seeing the cars or people in that area.

He added: "Although the woman was not seriously hurt, this was a very nasty incident that has left her understandably shocked.

"We would reassure the public this type of offence is exceptionally rare and that patrols have been stepped up."

Anyone with information should call Det Sgt Terry Davis, in confidence, on 01234 841212 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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