Sheffield mum’s possessions stolen as she lay in agony after attack

Debbie Richardson of Norfolk Park, Sheffield was walking home from a night out when she was hit over the head with a baseball bat and robbed by two teenagers'''6 August 2013'Image � Paul David Drabble'www.pauldaviddrabble.co.uk
Debbie Richardson of Norfolk Park, Sheffield was walking home from a night out when she was hit over the head with a baseball bat and robbed by two teenagers'''6 August 2013'Image � Paul David Drabble'www.pauldaviddrabble.co.uk
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Traumatised mum Denise Richardson sobbed as she recalled the brutal attack that left her unconscious in the street as she walked home from a night out in Sheffield.

Debbie was knocked out when she was smacked around the head from behind on Eastern Avenue, Arbourthorne.

Her possessions, including a necklace she was wearing, were stolen as she lay helpless on the ground - where it is believed the attackers continued to beat her.

When the 42-year-old came round she was forced to crawl across the street in agony to search for help.

Battered and bruised Debbie, of Beldon Close, Norfolk Park, said: “I was walking home when they came up behind me and I felt this big knock to the back of my head - that’s all I can remember.

“When I woke up I was just hurting, and I crawled to the roadside where I saw a woman with a dog and asked for help. They walked me home and rang the ambulance.

“All sorts were going through my mind. I didn’t know if they were still going to be there, if I was going to die.

“I know they had weapons but that’s all I know, it could have been a stick or a baseball bat.

“They took my money, my phone and my jewellery - even my necklace.

“I was knocked out, I don’t know if they hit me again or if they stamped on my head. The most worrying thing for me is I don’t know what happened.”

Debbie had been out with friends at Manor Social Club when she decided to walk home in the early hours of Sunday.

After the attack doctors at the Northern General Hospital discovered she had a fractured eye socket, cheekbone and nose - and may need surgery in the future.

“I’ve got multiple fractures to my face and I might need an operation but they can’t tell until all the swelling has gone down,” she said.

“I don’t think I’ll be going out of the house for quite a while.

“I’m very swollen, I can’t eat, and I’m having to spend a lot of time in bed.

“The pain just doesn’t seem to be going away.”

Police confirmed they are investigating a robbery at 1am on Sunday in the Fishing Pond area of Eastern Avenue.