Man attempts to steal Christmas presents

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A WOMAN was indecently assaulted as a man attempted to steal Christmas presents from her.

The 42-year-old victim was walking in a park at the back of the Portsmouth Labour Club in Coburg Street, Landport, along the back of the houses in Wimpole Street, Landport.

She had been shopping in Asda and was walking home.

A man indecently assaulted the woman, before trying to steal a bag of wrapped Christmas presents she was carrying.

The assault took place on Monday between 2.30pm and 3pm.

The offender is described as a white man, between 55 to 60 years old, with grey hair and of average build. He wore a dark blue waist-length jacket.

Anyone with information or details should call Fratton CID, call 101 or 0845 045 45 45 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.