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Police hunt mugger who stole the wedding ring of an 86-year-old woman in Sturry

An 86-year-old woman had her wedding and eternity rings ripped from her finger in an appalling mugging in Sturry.

The victim was confronted by a man outside Sturry Court Mews who initially asked her for directions.

He then demanded her jewellery and when she refused, pushed her and pulled her gold wedding ring and ruby eternity ring from her left hand.

The attack happened near Sturry Court Mews in Sturry Hill
The attack happened near Sturry Court Mews in Sturry Hill

The shocked pensioner had to be taken to hospital suffering with cuts and bruising.

The attack happened at around 11.30am on Saturday and the mugger is described as a slim black man, aged in his early twenties.

He was around 5ft 8 tall, clean shaven and was wearing a woolly hat which was possibly striped.

Investigating officer PC Anne Aylett said: "This incident took place in broad daylight on Sturry Hill and if there is anyone who recognises the description of this man or who has any information that may assist, we would ask them to get in touch."

Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/ 039765/14.

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