Woman held at knifepoint in Newmarket attempted robbery

Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT

Stock image. Picture: ARCHANT

Police are searching for a man who held a 21-year-old woman at knifepoint during an attempted robbery in Newmarket.

The incident happened in Valley Way shortly after 6am when the woman was walking to work.

A man approached her from behind, grabbed her, and turned her around, before holding a knife to her face and demanding money.

When she told him she did not have any he put the knife to her stomach and told her not to contact police, before running off.

She received a minor scratch beneath her eye and a scratch to the stomach.

The man was around 5ft 5in tall, of medium build and spoke with an eastern European accident.

He was wearing a dark top with a hood up and a black bandana over his face.

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Anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity, or may have dash cam footage in the area around that time should call police on 101.

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