Violent street robbery in Kenton leaves woman with serious head injuries

The woman was attacked in Kenton (Pic: Google)

The woman was attacked in Kenton (Pic: Google) - Credit: Archant

A woman has suffered a fracture to her skull and a bleed to her brain after she was violently robbed in Kenton yesterday evening.

The 31-year-old sustained the serious head injuries after she was attacked in Mayfield Avenue at the junction with Kenton Road, around 7.30pm.

She was walking home when a man pulled her bag from her shoulder.

Detectives are not sure if she was pushed to the ground during the attack or she fell before she was found by a passerby.

The robber made off with her bag which contained a mobile phone, some foreign currency and bank cards.

The phone and some personal items were later recovered in nearby Kenton recreation ground.

The victim is in a stable condition in hospital and her injuries are not being treated as life-threatening.

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Detective Sergeant Matt Smith, from Harrow CID, is appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

He s said: “This was a violent robbery that has left a woman badly injured and naturally very distressed.

“We are appealing for anyone who saw what happened or has any information to come forward.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a man running down Mayfield Avenue, Becmead Avenue and into Kenton recreation ground.

“The man may have been carrying items as well as discarding them along the route.”

Anyone who can help should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.