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The County You Live, Work And Play

Woman Mugged And Arm Broken


09/10/15


A 41-year-old woman was left with a broken arm after she was mugged on her way to work on Tuesday 6th October in Hamilton.

The woman’s ordeal began at around 6.30am, when she was walking alone on the lane parallel to Hamilton West Railway Station near to Sainsbury’s supermarket.

Police believe the thug approached her from behind and attempted to steal her handbag.

During the attack the woman suffered a number of injuries — including a broken arm as well as cuts and bruises to her head, knees, arms and legs — and was taken to hospital.


The robber fled the scene and ran off towards the back of Hamilton Academical Football Club. He is described as white, around 5ft 8in tall and was wearing a black waterproof hooded top, with the hood up and dark trousers.

Police say the victim also detected a strong smell of alcohol from the man.


Detective Constable Stuart Stevenson, who is investigating the report, said: “I would urge anyone with information about this incident to come forward, the victim is a member of our community who was on her way to work when this man has taken advantage of her being on her own.”


Inspector Scott McCarren at Hamilton Police this week reassured members of the public that extra patrols were put in place immediately following the incident.

He said: “Additional patrols have already been put in place and this will continue for the foreseeable future for those using this area.

“We will do everything we can to catch the person responsible for this attack and want to make sure the public know that we will be stepping up patrols in this area.”


If you were in the area and witnessed anything or have any information relating to this incident please call the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.