Attack on blind woman

March 29 2018

POLICE are hunting a thug who attacked a blind lady in Staple Hill and then ran off laughing.

The 41-year-old woman had caught a bus at the Soundwell Road/Portland Street stop, at about 7.45am on Tuesday March 13. 

She left the bus at about 7.55am at the end of Soundwell Road, near Page Road car park.

Just after she got off she was assaulted by an unknown suspect who punched her several times in the torso and laughed before running off.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was travelling along Soundwell Road at around 8am on the Tuesday morning, especially anyone who may have travelled on the same bus.

PC 4870 Dan Whalley said: "The person responsible for this unacceptable assault would have been aware of this lady’s visual impairment.

"She was left with bruising after the attack and has understandably been left shaken and distressed by the incident. I’d ask anyone who can help our investigation to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch through the police website,, or by calling 101, quoting the reference 5218054539.