A TEENAGE girl was dragged into a fishing lake and robbed in a terrifying attack.

The girl, who wasn’t seriously injured, was dragged into the lake at Folly Park, Faringdon, and had her coat stolen.
The assault took place in Faringdon on Thursday between 4pm and 4.30pm.

The stolen coat was black with reflective strips down the sleeves.

A 16-year-old boy from Faringdon was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has since been released on bail.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses following the incident. 

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Investigating officer, PC Ross Carter, based at Abingdon Police Station, said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please come forward.

“If you have any information, please call 101 or make a report online, quoting reference 43220205686.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

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