At around 6.40 am on the 20-01-12 a young woman was standing at a bus stop when a male assailant riding a bike approached her and grabbed her handbag and a struggle ensued during which the assailant stabbed the woman’s arm with a screw driver before fleeing empty handed on his bike. Fortunately the victim received only minor injuries.

In Victoria in 2010 there was an average of seventy eight reported physical assaults against a person each day.

In you have been the victim of a physical assault or similar crime in Victoria contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services on freecall 1800 000 055 for professional assistance.

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