Shocking video released of woman being robbed in Highfields

Police have released CCTV footage of a woman being brutally robbed in a Leicester street to help catch the man responsible.

The 42-year-old victim was walking along Seymour Street in Highfields at around 8.10pm on Wednesday 12 September.

As the footage shows the woman was approached from behind by a man who attempted to steal her handbag from her.

A struggle took place in which the victim was pulled across the ground. As she fought back, the woman was kicked repeatedly. The man managed to take hold of the handbag and run off.

The handbag contained a purse with some cash and cards as well as two gold chains.

Detective Constable Michael White said: “The victim was subjected to a terrifying experience and while thankfully she was only left with minor injuries, she has been left extremely upset by the incident.”

“We have been carrying out a number of enquiries and have managed to locate footage capturing the robbery.”

“I’d like to ask the public to watch this footage and look closely at the man featured. Do you know who he may be? The victim saw the man standing on Conduit Street nearby before the incident so he may be local to the area.“

If you think you can help, please get in touch with Leicestershire Police on 101.