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Appeal for information following assault and attempted theft of bike in Portsmouth

Police are appealing to the public for information about an assault and attempted theft of a bike on Palmerston Road, Portsmouth. 


On Monday 27 June shortly after 1.50pm, a man approached a woman near to the Millets store and attempted to take her bike from her. The bike was not taken and the woman is not suspected to have suffered any serious injuries during the incident. 


An investigation is underway and police have spoken to a number of witnesses that were in the area at the time. 


Officers are now hoping to identify the woman with the bike who was approached by the man involved.


She is described as approximately 35-years-old and spoke with a French accent. 


If this was you or you think you may know the woman then please get in touch with police via 101 quoting reference 44220255897.


Alternatively, go online and submit information via https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/