Woman attacked from behind in Padiham street mugging

First published in Padiham Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A WOMAN was attacked from behind, struck in the head and robbed of her handbag.

The 42-year-old was walking along Thompson Street towards Padiham town centre at 6.30pm on Thursday when she passed two people loitering near to the entrance of Mini Sport.

She avoided eye contact with them but as she approached the footbridge that leads over the river to Canning Street she was attacked from behind, police said.

She received a forceful blow to the back of her head which knocked her down onto her knees.

The victim then felt her attackers tugging at her bag which was strapped over her head across her body.

They managed to pull it free and then ran off.

DC Steven Acres said: “This is a serious offence which has left the victim very frightened. She suffered a grazed cheek and shoulder from where she hit the floor, a bump to her head from being struck and a strap mark across her chest from the force used to remove her bag.

“An investigation is underway and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this incident or with any idea about the persons responsible to contact police.”

The stolen handbag is described as black suede, around the size of a DVD case with tassels all along the bottom of the bag. It contained cash and cigarettes.

Contact police with any information on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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5:53pm Fri 20 Jan 12

RAyzer says...

getting worse around there,doors tried cars broke into,flashers...and no POLICE station in town!!!
getting worse around there,doors tried cars broke into,flashers...and no POLICE station in town!!! RAyzer
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6:00pm Fri 20 Jan 12

RAyzer says...

ring a copper and it takes 12 hours for them to come...they need to prioritise!!motorist
s last and scum bags first....easy work 2nd instead of first all the time..
ring a copper and it takes 12 hours for them to come...they need to prioritise!!motorist s last and scum bags first....easy work 2nd instead of first all the time.. RAyzer
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7:06pm Fri 20 Jan 12

doctor1970 says...

What happened to the police station in padiham? People get mugged no matter what town or city you live in, its how the yobs get their kicks nowadays.
What happened to the police station in padiham? People get mugged no matter what town or city you live in, its how the yobs get their kicks nowadays. doctor1970
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7:48pm Fri 20 Jan 12

QuarryGang78 says...

Again no description of the attackers...'whats going on'.?
Again no description of the attackers...'whats going on'.? QuarryGang78
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7:57pm Fri 20 Jan 12

DaveBurnley says...

If they get caught they know nothing will happen to them. If they know they were looking at 5 years for each offence they might not do it again.
If they get caught they know nothing will happen to them. If they know they were looking at 5 years for each offence they might not do it again. DaveBurnley
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8:54pm Fri 20 Jan 12

Cha'mone MF says...

RAyzer wrote:
ring a copper and it takes 12 hours for them to come...they need to prioritise!!motorist

s last and scum bags first....easy work 2nd instead of first all the time..
How many Cops do you think are actually working at any one time around that area? if you take a guess then subtract 20 you might be near the mark.
I suggest you write to your MP and complain about the spending cuts imposed on the Police, that is the reason why the streets are so devoid of them nowadays. No point in having a go a the few that are left out there.
[quote][p][bold]RAyzer[/bold] wrote: ring a copper and it takes 12 hours for them to come...they need to prioritise!!motorist s last and scum bags first....easy work 2nd instead of first all the time..[/p][/quote]How many Cops do you think are actually working at any one time around that area? if you take a guess then subtract 20 you might be near the mark. I suggest you write to your MP and complain about the spending cuts imposed on the Police, that is the reason why the streets are so devoid of them nowadays. No point in having a go a the few that are left out there. Cha'mone MF
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9:07pm Fri 20 Jan 12

RAyzer says...

Cha'mone MF wrote:
RAyzer wrote:
ring a copper and it takes 12 hours for them to come...they need to prioritise!!motorist


s last and scum bags first....easy work 2nd instead of first all the time..
How many Cops do you think are actually working at any one time around that area? if you take a guess then subtract 20 you might be near the mark.
I suggest you write to your MP and complain about the spending cuts imposed on the Police, that is the reason why the streets are so devoid of them nowadays. No point in having a go a the few that are left out there.
fair shout mate,,,agreed!!!
[quote][p][bold]Cha'mone MF[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RAyzer[/bold] wrote: ring a copper and it takes 12 hours for them to come...they need to prioritise!!motorist s last and scum bags first....easy work 2nd instead of first all the time..[/p][/quote]How many Cops do you think are actually working at any one time around that area? if you take a guess then subtract 20 you might be near the mark. I suggest you write to your MP and complain about the spending cuts imposed on the Police, that is the reason why the streets are so devoid of them nowadays. No point in having a go a the few that are left out there.[/p][/quote]fair shout mate,,,agreed!!! RAyzer
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9:08pm Fri 20 Jan 12

RAyzer says...

doctor1970 wrote:
What happened to the police station in padiham? People get mugged no matter what town or city you live in, its how the yobs get their kicks nowadays.
my gripe is why pay silly council tax for police and other services we don't get???its all a con...less service should=less payment.....or just stop giving African dictators cash
[quote][p][bold]doctor1970[/bold] wrote: What happened to the police station in padiham? People get mugged no matter what town or city you live in, its how the yobs get their kicks nowadays.[/p][/quote]my gripe is why pay silly council tax for police and other services we don't get???its all a con...less service should=less payment.....or just stop giving African dictators cash RAyzer
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9:08pm Fri 20 Jan 12

RAyzer says...

my gripe is why pay silly council tax for police and other services we don't get???its all a con...less service should=less payment.....or just stop giving African dictators cash
my gripe is why pay silly council tax for police and other services we don't get???its all a con...less service should=less payment.....or just stop giving African dictators cash RAyzer
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9:34pm Fri 20 Jan 12

Cha'mone MF says...

RAyzer wrote:
my gripe is why pay silly council tax for police and other services we don't get???its all a con...less service should=less payment.....or just stop giving African dictators cash
I can't argue with that !!!
[quote][p][bold]RAyzer[/bold] wrote: my gripe is why pay silly council tax for police and other services we don't get???its all a con...less service should=less payment.....or just stop giving African dictators cash[/p][/quote]I can't argue with that !!! Cha'mone MF
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11:06am Sat 21 Jan 12

doctor1970 says...

The police are never seen in padiham so offenders get away with whatever they are doing
The police are never seen in padiham so offenders get away with whatever they are doing doctor1970
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1:51pm Sat 21 Jan 12

Cha'mone MF says...

doctor1970 wrote:
The police are never seen in padiham so offenders get away with whatever they are doing
Just because YOU don't see them doesn't mean they're not there.
As I have previously mentioned the hovernment spending cuts will mean we see a lot less of them. I think people in general massively over estimate just how many cops are out there on the streets.
[quote][p][bold]doctor1970[/bold] wrote: The police are never seen in padiham so offenders get away with whatever they are doing[/p][/quote]Just because YOU don't see them doesn't mean they're not there. As I have previously mentioned the hovernment spending cuts will mean we see a lot less of them. I think people in general massively over estimate just how many cops are out there on the streets. Cha'mone MF
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10:18pm Sat 21 Jan 12

thealien2000uk says...

Advice

Boil some White vinegar in a pan sprinkle lots of hot chilli pepper in it bring to boil, let it cool, put in pocket perfume defuser/ spray.

put in left pocket, when out have phone ready with 999

if in iminent danger spray "perfume" in scumbags eyes call police on phone while kicking scumbags in the nuts untill help arrives
Advice Boil some White vinegar in a pan sprinkle lots of hot chilli pepper in it bring to boil, let it cool, put in pocket perfume defuser/ spray. put in left pocket, when out have phone ready with 999 if in iminent danger spray "perfume" in scumbags eyes call police on phone while kicking scumbags in the nuts untill help arrives thealien2000uk
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10:19pm Sat 21 Jan 12

thealien2000uk says...

Advice

Boil some White vinegar in a pan sprinkle lots of hot chilli pepper in it bring to boil, let it cool, put in pocket perfume defuser/ spray.

put in left pocket, when out have phone ready with 999

if in iminent danger spray "perfume" in scumbags eyes call police on phone while kicking scumbags in the nuts untill help arrives
Advice Boil some White vinegar in a pan sprinkle lots of hot chilli pepper in it bring to boil, let it cool, put in pocket perfume defuser/ spray. put in left pocket, when out have phone ready with 999 if in iminent danger spray "perfume" in scumbags eyes call police on phone while kicking scumbags in the nuts untill help arrives thealien2000uk
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8:27am Mon 23 Jan 12

manxman1 says...

Padiham is getting terrible! ive had my car nearly robbed twice we had a paedo convicted paedo living on same street, theres ferrile kids running round at night kicking front doors and terrifying people, no police station! I FEEL FOR THIS WOMAN WHO WAS ATTACKED! UNFORTUNATLY IT WILL CARRY ON BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT!!!! FROM ONE PADIHAM RESIDENT WHO WISHES HE HAD THE MONEY TO MOVE AWAY FROM THIS DUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Padiham is getting terrible! ive had my car nearly robbed twice we had a paedo convicted paedo living on same street, theres ferrile kids running round at night kicking front doors and terrifying people, no police station! I FEEL FOR THIS WOMAN WHO WAS ATTACKED! UNFORTUNATLY IT WILL CARRY ON BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT!!!! FROM ONE PADIHAM RESIDENT WHO WISHES HE HAD THE MONEY TO MOVE AWAY FROM THIS DUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! manxman1
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11:40am Mon 23 Jan 12

Jerzei Balowski says...

QuarryGang78 wrote:
Again no description of the attackers...'whats going on'.?
Yes. Unbelievable that there is a description of the handbag !! But none of the attackers. WTF ?
[quote][p][bold]QuarryGang78[/bold] wrote: Again no description of the attackers...'whats going on'.?[/p][/quote]Yes. Unbelievable that there is a description of the handbag !! But none of the attackers. WTF ? Jerzei Balowski
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6:18pm Mon 23 Jan 12

RAyzer says...

and more bad news,3 cars broke into over weekend,and 2 garages robbed....its a nightmare living here at moment,prob same few,slasher and midget glenn....
and more bad news,3 cars broke into over weekend,and 2 garages robbed....its a nightmare living here at moment,prob same few,slasher and midget glenn.... RAyzer
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7:20pm Mon 23 Jan 12

mersey-blues says...

manxman1 wrote:
Padiham is getting terrible! ive had my car nearly robbed twice we had a paedo convicted paedo living on same street, theres ferrile kids running round at night kicking front doors and terrifying people, no police station! I FEEL FOR THIS WOMAN WHO WAS ATTACKED! UNFORTUNATLY IT WILL CARRY ON BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT!!!! FROM ONE PADIHAM RESIDENT WHO WISHES HE HAD THE MONEY TO MOVE AWAY FROM THIS DUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Having moved not long ago from the area I can only sympathise with you. The only thing I can say is that it's pretty much the same all over the country.
As you say they are getting away with it and if they get caught nothing happens (meaningful).
They should round up all these yobbos put them in a big cage, wait for their parents to pick them up (probably at closing time) and then stop the child benefits.
Just a thought.
Take care.
[quote][p][bold]manxman1[/bold] wrote: Padiham is getting terrible! ive had my car nearly robbed twice we had a paedo convicted paedo living on same street, theres ferrile kids running round at night kicking front doors and terrifying people, no police station! I FEEL FOR THIS WOMAN WHO WAS ATTACKED! UNFORTUNATLY IT WILL CARRY ON BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT!!!! FROM ONE PADIHAM RESIDENT WHO WISHES HE HAD THE MONEY TO MOVE AWAY FROM THIS DUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Having moved not long ago from the area I can only sympathise with you. The only thing I can say is that it's pretty much the same all over the country. As you say they are getting away with it and if they get caught nothing happens (meaningful). They should round up all these yobbos put them in a big cage, wait for their parents to pick them up (probably at closing time) and then stop the child benefits. Just a thought. Take care. mersey-blues
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12:59pm Tue 24 Jan 12

RAyzer says...

a lot of folk know,shop on hapton road is selling smack,how the police dont know this is beyond me,smack heads in every ten mins,hes no stock in shop....police do your job proper!!!
a lot of folk know,shop on hapton road is selling smack,how the police dont know this is beyond me,smack heads in every ten mins,hes no stock in shop....police do your job proper!!! RAyzer
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11:40pm Wed 25 Jan 12

Cha'mone MF says...

RAyzer wrote:
a lot of folk know,shop on hapton road is selling smack,how the police dont know this is beyond me,smack heads in every ten mins,hes no stock in shop....police do your job proper!!!
Try ringing crime stoppers then or your local community beat manager , their direct contact details will be on the Lancashire Police website.
[quote][p][bold]RAyzer[/bold] wrote: a lot of folk know,shop on hapton road is selling smack,how the police dont know this is beyond me,smack heads in every ten mins,hes no stock in shop....police do your job proper!!![/p][/quote]Try ringing crime stoppers then or your local community beat manager , their direct contact details will be on the Lancashire Police website. Cha'mone MF
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