Female runner assaulted in Surrey - Women's Running

Female runner assaulted in Surrey

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  March 31, 2021

The woman was running when she was reportedly targeted by a group of young men

A female runner is reported to have needed hospital treatment after a group of boys kicked a ball at her, causing her to sustain ankle injuries.

The incident happened in Leatherhead, Surrey on March 23rd, around 5:15pm. “The incident happened close to the Leatherhead youth football club,” said a spokesperson for Surrey police. “It was reported to have involved a group of young men deliberately kicking a ball at the woman.”

After being hit by the ball with some force, the victim fell over and was taken to hospital with injuries to her ankle. Witnesses are being urged to report any details – if you have any information which could help, contact police quoting crime reference number PR/ 45210030036 via 101 or the Surrey Police website

This is, unfortunately, one of a series of events that we have reported on recently concerning assault of female runners. We believe that women should be able to run freely and without fear, so we’ve launched our #WEWILL campaign to help women feel safer as they run and reduce crimes like this one. You can find out how you can help on the #WEWILL website, or on Instagram.

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Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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