A young woman aged 21 has been stabbed four times by a total stranger while out jogging for the first time.
Woman stabbed while out jogging for the first time: Maddie Forster posted photos to her Facebook account showing the wounds to her leg after she had been attacked by a random stranger wearing dark clothing and a face covering. The incident happened while she had been jogging along a cycle path in the Kingswood area of Bristol on Monday evening between 5pm and 6pm.
She said the assailant grabbed her and stabbed her in the leg four times and she only managed to escape by “kicking and punching” herself free from his grasp she stated. After the attack she was taken to hospital for treatment to the leg lacerations. As a warning to other young women Forster shared her story on her Facebook page along with the photos and wrote ”WARNING TO ALL JOGGERS/ GIRLS ON THEIR OWN.
Went for a run tonight along the cycle path in Warmley around the back of Kings Oak Academy when I was grabbed and attacked by an unknown male dressed in all black wearing a face covering and gloves. I was stabbed 4 times in the leg. Not sure what his intentions were as I wasn’t mugged and luckily managed to punch and kick myself out of his arms.
PLEASE- this is my first and last time jogging, please go careful.” Avon and Somerset Police said in a statement “We’re appealing for witnesses to an incident in the Brook Road area of Kingswood earlier today in which a 21-year-old woman was assaulted. The woman was jogging on the cycle path when she was approached by an unknown person and assaulted, sometime between 5pm and 6pm today (Monday 7 December).
She suffered several laceration-type injuries to her leg and was taken to hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not life-threatening. Due to it being dark, the victim did not see the offender in detail, but said they may have been wearing dark clothing. Officers were deployed to the scene and have carried out a search of the area. Further inquiries are now taking place.”
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