Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious assault on a woman in Penhill.
The victim was walking her dog on Monday 8 February 2016, between 2.15pm and 2.30pm; she took her usual route, which included an alleyway off Downton Road, leading to The Valleys. She noticed three people (two males and one female) walking towards her from the other end of the alleyway as she turned into it.
All three assaulted the woman, who sustained bruising to her arms and legs; she also received a black eye.
Descriptions of the suspects are as follows: the first man was white, of skinny build, approximately 5ft 7”- 5ft 8” in height, with dark hair under a black Adidas zip-up hoodie. He was also wearing dark tracksuit bottoms. He was in his late 20s and spoke with a Swindon accent.
The second man was white, of skinny build, approximately 5ft 7”- 5ft 8” in height. He was wearing a dark coloured hoodie with dark coloured tracksuit bottoms. Again, he was in his late 20s and spoke with a Swindon accent.
The female was white, of skinny build, approximately 5ft 4” in height. She had blonde hair, which was tied up in a ponytail. She was wearing a navy blue/black jumper with a small pink logo on the left breast. She looked younger than the males and also spoke with a Swindon accent.
PC Beckie Diamon said: “This was a nasty attack, which appears to be unprovoked.
“We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in this area at this time.
“If you can help with our enquiries please call me on 101 or contact me via Crimestoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous.”