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Robber slashes woman's neck after blade held against throat in park

Birmingham Mail logo Birmingham Mail 12/01/2019 Stephanie Balloo

A runner was cut after having a blade held against her throat during a terrifying robbery in a Birmingham park.

West Midlands Police are on the hunt for the thug after he approached the woman – who was jogging in Rowheath Playing Fields, Bournville – and held a sharp object around her neck.

The robber demanded her running belt and money, which the victim handed over on Wednesday, January 9. He then fled the scene at around 8pm.  

No-one has been arrested and police enquiries are ongoing.

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A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said patrols had been stepped up following the horror incident.

She said: “Police are investigating the robbery of woman at Rowheath Playing Fields on Bournville Lane, Bournville, on January 9.

a path with trees on the side of a road: The victim was jogging in Rowheath Playing Fields, Bournville, when the robber launch his attack. © Credits: Google Maps The victim was jogging in Rowheath Playing Fields, Bournville, when the robber launch his attack.

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 “The woman was walking near the pavilion at around 8pm when she was approached from behind by a man who put his arm and a sharp object around her neck.

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“He demanded her running belt and money. She handed her belt over to him and the man left. She suffered some small cuts to her neck.

“Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log number 20BW/7509P/19.”

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