Woman left shaken by robbery bid

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A WOMAN was threatened with a metal bar and knife in an attempted robbery.

Police have revealed that the 46-year-old victim was walking along Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw, at around 6pm on Boxing Day when she was approached by two men.

She said one placed his arm around her neck from behind, holding a metal bar, and the other threatened her with a knife.

In a bid to protect herself, the victim fell to the ground. Two unknown men came to her assistance.

The offenders ran off towards Kingston Crescent. They are described as white and in their late 20s to early 30s. One has been described as around 5ft 10ins tall, very thin, with a gaunt face and broken teeth. He was wearing blue jeans and a baseball cap.

The other is said to be 5ft 8ins tall, chubby, with a chubby face and large, dark eyes. He was clean shaven and was wearing a cream-coloured ski jacket with the hood up.

Detective Constable Les Leithes, of Portsmouth CID, said: 'The victim was uninjured and nothing was taken, but she has been very shaken up.'

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Leithes on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.