Woman, 85, breaks wrist in Margate mugging
An elderly woman is recovering in hospital today after her wrist
was broken in a mugging in Margate.
The 85-year-old, from Westgate-on-Sea, was pushed to the
ground by a man who stole her handbag yesterday.
The victim was in the Union Row pedestrian precinct, off
Hawley Street, at about 4.15pm when the attacker ran up behind
As the bag was pulled from her shoulder, the woman fell
over - hitting her head on the pavement and breaking her
The pensioner was taken to the QEQM Hospital, in Margate, where
she is being treated for her injuries and the shock of the
DI Jon Holl, from Kent Police, said: "We urgently need to
hear from anyone who can help us with this investigation.
"I am sure that, like us, many people will be particularly
disgusted that an elderly woman has been left injured and in
hospital following this incident."
Witnesses or anyone with information is urged to phone DC Peter
Edwards at Kent Police on 101, giving reference ZY/34666, or
contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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