While appealing for information and witnesses, British police have posted a picture of Philippa May, who was attacked in a violent robbery leaving her with severe injuries to her face.
On the Metropolitan Police's website, it says:
Philippa May, 43, was attacked as she walked along St John's Road, Uxbridge, on Monday, 31 October at 19:30hrs.
Philippa was walking from Uxbridge town centre when she turned into an alley on St John's Road that leads to Culvert Lane. The male suspect ran up behind her, pushed her to the floor before attacking her and stealing her rucksack.
The suspect ran back along St John's Road past the General Elliott pub.
Suffering from significant cuts and bruising to her face, Philippa made her way to her partner's house and police were called.
Some of Philippa's belongings were later recovered in nearby Rockingham Park but her bag and phones remain missing.
The missing items are described as a black rucksack and two iPhone 5S phones - one with a transparent apple green cover and then other with a black Griffin Survivor rubber case.
The suspect is described as a male who was wearing a hooded top and gloves.
Investigating Officer Detective Constable Reda Imane of Hillingdon CID said: "Philippa has taken the brave step of releasing an image which shows the extent of her injuries and highlight the excessive violence used by her attacker.
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