Warning issued after woman reports attack in Cliftonville alleyway

The incident took place in this alley

A warning has been issued after a reported assault on a 27-year-old woman in Cliftonville.

The woman’s mother-in-law, who has asked that the victim is not identified, posted to social media to say the attack happened on Thursday at around 9.30am in the alley leading from Northdown Park Road to the Tesco Metro in Northdown Road.

Posting to social media she said: “Yesterday morning my daughter in law was hit round the back of the head in an attempted robbery. Luckily workmen nearby scared him off. After waking up very unwell this morning and spending the day at the QEQM she has a hairline fracture of the skull and a small bleed.

“Had it not been for the workmen it doesn’t bear to think what could have happened. This happened just into the alleyway running behind Cliftonville Primary School. Please ladies don’t take any chances, police have yet to find him.”

The woman said the attacker was 6 ft tall, well built and bald.

He was wearing a light blue parker jacket with no hood.

The mother-in-law says it has been reported to police and also to the school.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police is investigating a report of an attempted robbery in Cliftonville.

“It was reported that between 9am and 9.10am on Thursday 29 March, a woman in her 20s was walking along an alleyway off Northdown Road, when she was approached by a man.

“The victim reported she was hit over the back of the head before being asked for money. When members of the public intervened, the man left empty-handed towards Northdown Road.

“The suspect is described as white, aged in his late 30s, 6 ft tall with a large build and bald. He was reportedly wearing a baby blue jacket.”

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting ZY/015961/18.