A former refugee who was brutally attacked by a stranger while walking home in West Auckland feels like her case has fallen through the cracks.

Sri Lanka-born Chandra Yogeswaran was violently mugged while walking home from a New Lynn train station on April 17.

Another woman punched her in the head twice at the corner of Rimu and Hinekohu Sts.

While she lay on the ground her handbag was snatched from her.

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Strangers helped Yogeswaran after the attack and she gave a statement to police who she said identified the suspect immediately.

But on April 30, when she contacted a