Monday 18 June 2018

Man (39) arrested as 100-year-old woman has neck broken during mugging for handbag

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A man has been arrested after a 100-year-old woman's neck was broken in an attack in which her handbag was stolen.

The victim also suffered bruising to her face as she was approached from behind, knocked over and deprived of her green handbag at 8.45am on May 28.

Derbyshire Police said the woman is recovering from her injuries.

A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery after the incident close to the junction of St Chads Road and Empress Road in Normanton, Derby.

The force said they are still keen to speak to anyone who saw a beige Seat Leon which was found close to where the attack took place.

Police are appealing for anyone with dash cam or CCTV footage that shows the vehicle with registration plate SL02 KVZ to come forward.

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