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Witness appeal following assault in Leavesden

8 Apr 2021
  • Witnesses and information are being sought following an assault in Leavesden.

  • A woman was punched in a field off South Way around 1pm on Thursday 25 March.

  • Call 101 quoting 41/21712/21 if you can help.

We are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault in Leavesden.

At around 1pm on Thursday 25 March a woman was walking in a field off South Way, opposite Furtherfield, when a man walked up behind her and pulled her coat, before allegedly punching her in the face causing bruising.

The man is described as being white and around 6ft tall. He was wearing a dark face mask, a dark hoodie, dark gloves and spoke with a London accent.

PC Katie Wilkinson, of the Hertsmere Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We are supporting the victim following her ordeal and we are looking at several lines of enquiry, however I want to reassure the community that our initial investigations suggest she was not targeted at random.

“I’m looking to hear from anyone who was in the South Way area around the time of this incident and saw anything suspicious.

“Also, if you live nearby and have relevant CCTV footage of the vicinity then I would like to hear from you.

“If you are able to help I can be contacted directly via email at

You can report information online at, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/21712/21.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at

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