Southwark attack: Suspect in ‘Billie Eilish x Bershka jacket’ and two others sought by police
A 33-year-old woman was left with a severe leg break from the attack.
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The 33-year-old suffered a severe leg break in the attack, in which the three perpetrators approached her from behind before hitting her on the head and taking her handbag.
Police said the attackers continued to stamp on her while she was on the ground, even after taking her bag, causing a severe break in her leg.
The attack took place while the woman was walking along Risborough Street, towards Great Suffolk Street at around 7.30pm.
The three suspects fled on foot following the assault, with a passerby calling the police and the woman being taken to hospital where she stayed for four days due to the extent of her injuries.
Detective Inspector Vicky Allen, from the Central South Robbery Team, said: “This was a particularly violent robbery carried out by three suspects on a lone woman. The level of violence used was completely disproportionate, cowardly, and unnecessary – with a continued attack even when the suspects were in possession of the victim’s bag.
She added: “Even though her physical injuries will heal in time, the trauma of this attack will likely have a lasting effect on the victim.
"We are issuing CCTV footage of three individuals we would like to speak to as part of our inquiries and I would urge anybody with information to come forward.”
Police have released descriptions of the suspects to help with the investigation. The first man is described as being slim, 5ft 11ins tall, aged in his early 20s, with short dark brown hair and some facial hair.
The second man is described as being chubby, 5ft 7ins tall, early 20s or younger, in baggy light coloured tracksuit bottoms. He had on a navy puffer jacket on with a cartoon motif on the back, which appears to be an anime-inspired design from a collection by the Spanish clothing company Bershka with the American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish.
The female suspect is described as being around around 5ft 4ins tall, early 20s or younger, having long dark brown wavy hair worn in a middle parting, and carrying a brown handbag.
Police said all three suspects were described to them as being Hispanic in appearance.
Anyone who recognises the individuals in the footage or has any other information which could assist the investigation is asked to call 101, quoting CAD 6398/15Feb.