Woman injured and handbag taken in street robbery

Police tape on Carver Lane, off West Street, Sheffield. 03/07/13
Police tape on Carver Lane, off West Street, Sheffield. 03/07/13
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A woman was left with knee injuries after an alleged assault in Sheffield city centre.

Police taped off Carver Lane, off Division Street, after the incident yesterday, at about 1.45am.

The woman – aged in her 20s – had also reported that her handbag and other personal belongings had been stolen.

Investigators were seen taking photographs at the scene before the tape was removed at about 10.30am.

A police spokeswoman said: “ Officers are investigating an alleged assault, after a woman in her 20s was found on Carver Lane.

“The woman had sustained injuries to her knee and reported that her handbag and other personal items had been taken.

“Officers are currently trying to establish the full facts surrounding the incident, and appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and believes they witnessed the incident to call the police.”

n Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 .