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Woman pushed to ground as her Filloi handbag is stolen by mugger, Bockhanger Lane, Kennington, Ashford

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An elderly woman was pushed to the ground as she struggled to keep her handbag from a mugger.

But the hooded and masked robber got hold of the bag and took off.

Bockhanger Lane, Kennington.Picture: Google Maps
Bockhanger Lane, Kennington.Picture: Google Maps

The victim, in her 70s. had been walking along Bockhanger Lane, Kennington, near the junction with Grosvenor Road.

The man grabbed the navy Filloi bag and afterwards fled in the direction of Vicarage Lane.

All this happened shortly before 10am yesterday (Thursday).

Kent Police now say witnesses are needed.

Police are looking for a suspect described as 5ft 6in tall, and who wore a black mask and a dark coat with a hood up.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery, or who has CCTV or dashcam footage in the area, is urged to call police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/244315/21.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the anonymous online form on its website crimestoppers-uk.org

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