Woman battered on horror Plenty of Fish ‘date’ that turned out to be a trap
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A woman was ambushed by thugs from a dating app who beat and robbed her in a horror catfish trap.
The 44-year-old was expecting to meet a man she had met on Plenty of Fish but was instead punched in the face and stomach by three yobs.
She went to meet her date in the foyer of her apartment building in Tipton, West Midlands at around 1.30am on Tuesday, December 8 but not long after two others stormed in, forcing their way inside.
After unleashing a horrendous beating to the woman's face and body, all three men ran off with two iPhones and a set of keys.
Birmingham Live reports the victim was not badly injured but West Midlands Police said there had been a "psychological impact" following the attack.
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Taking to social media, the force released images of three men who may have information.
They said: "We're appealing for information after a woman was attacked and robbed in her own home after arranging a date through a popular dating app.
"The 44-year-old matched with a man on the site and met him in the foyer of her apartment building in Tipton at around 1.30am on December 8.
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"Two other men turned up a short time later and forced their way.
"The woman was punched to the face and the stomach by all three men who stole two iPhones and a set of keys before escaping.
"Luckily she didn’t sustain any serious injuries, but the psychological impact of such an attack cannot be underestimated. We’re determined to find those involved in this horrible incident, but we need your help.
"We’ve released images of three men we want to identify, and we’re appealing for anyone with information to come forward and tell us who they are.
"If you can help please get in touch via Live Chat on our website 8am – midnight. To remain 100 per cent anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are. Please quote crime number 20SW/303887B/20."
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