Hospital Staff Warned To Be On Alert After Attack On Woman

Staff and patients are being urged to take extra care after a woman was attacked during an attempted robbery in broad daylight outside Southampton General Hospital.1hosppThe incident happened around 2.30pm on Thursday October 20th. The victim, thought to be a nurse, was walking along Tremona Road near the Bursledon House Children’s Hospital Unit when she was approached from behind by a man.

The 32 year old was pulled to the ground and assaulted as the man tried to grab her handbag from her. She suffered injuries to her head and body.  A member of the public came to the woman’s aid, and the man fled down the footpath between Wordsworth House NHS building and the Ronald McDonald charity building.

No items were stolen during the incident. The offender is described as mixed race and aged between 25 and 40. He is approximately 6′ 2″ tall and of average build and was wearing blue jeans and a dark hooded top.