June 19 2013 Latest news:
by Michael Adkins, Assistant Editor (content)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A 69-year-old woman suffered two fractures to her pelvis and a broken left collar bone when her handbag and purse containing £360 was snatched in Gravesend.
The victim was knocked to the ground during the incident which happened outside the Imperial Retail Park, Thames Way, Gravesend, on Friday. (16)
She had her bag over her shoulder and across her body when she was attacked from behind, with the force used to grab the bag resulting in her falling into the road near the B&Q sign.
An elderly couple and an off-duty Metropolitan Police PCSO, who has driving past the scene, stopped to help. The lady was taken to Darent Valley Hospital for treatment.
DC Claire Hartill said: “This was a particularly callous attack on an older lady which has left her extremely shaken and upset. Anyone who saw the incident or who may have any information about the lady’s assailant should get in touch with us.”
The suspect is a white man with a dark-coloured hooded top. The victim of the attack says he ran off in the direction of Pizza Hut.
Call Kent Police on 101 or Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Are you related to the victim? Call Michael Adkins on 0208 477 3761