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Mum attacked at bus stop
11:49am Monday 16th September 2013 in News
A MOTHER was pinned to a bus stop by her throat during an attack at a bus stop in Colchester.
Police are investigating the assault in Colchester where a man asked a woman at a bus stop for money and when she refused he grabbed at her.
The assault took place in Avon Way, Colchester, on Friday at around 2.30pm.
The 20-year-old victim was approached by a man saying claiming he needed money to see his sick daughter in hospital.
When the woman declined, he grabbed her by her throat and pushed her against the bus stop.
He then fled towards the Hythe.
The suspect is 30 to 40-years-old with short greying hair and full grey stubble.
He was wearing dirty white trainers, light blue jeans and a navy zipped-up hoody with a white logo across the chest.
The woman was left shaken with reddening to her neck but otherwise uninjured.
Pc Melanie Wilson wants to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or recognises the description of the man.
Call Colchester police station on 101.
Read the full story and interview with the victim in Tuesday's Gazette.
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