Witness appeal after woman is hit with can in Dewsbury


Police are appealing for witnesses after an 83-year-old woman was hit by a can of pop in Dewsbury.

The incident happened at 4pm on Monday, December 2, as the woman was walking along Corporation Street, near to Wm. H. Brown Estate Agents.

A full can of pop was thrown at her and hit her on the back of the neck, causing a slight injury.

PC Dave Briggs said: “As well as causing the injury, the incident had understandably upset the victim and her confidence has been knocked, making it difficult for her to go into town to do her shopping alone.

“At the time of the incident the woman noticed three Asian males who were behind her. One of then picked up the can and told the lady that someone had done the same to them earlier. They promised to go to the police station to report the incident and hand in the can but this did not happen.

“We want to speak to these three in connection with the incident or anyone who may have witnessed the incident.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting Ref. *496877