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[02 MAR 01] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Woman Grabs Blade From Street Attacker

A Coventry woman grabbed a knife from a man who was threatening her and demanding money in a city street.

The 50-year-old was approached in Broomfield Place, Earlsdon, at 9.15pm yesterday by a man wielding a 10-inch carving knife.

He demanded money, but she said they she didnít have any.

The woman was wearing thick sheepskin gloves and she grabbed the end of the knife and tried to take it away from him.

The man pulled back and ran off empty-handed.

He is white, slim, 5ft 6ins, and has a thin face, which had stubble on it. He is in his early 20s and was wearing a black jacket, a hat, dark tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe down the side.

Witnesses should call 024 7653 9030.
 
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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 2 Mar 01
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