Here we go again! Another appalling attack and subsequent robbery of an elderly person in Thanet, possibly by a drug addict looking for money for his next fix, given its violence and stupidity but only my guess. Perhaps he has issues?
An eighty-three-year-old woman has been left with serious injuries after being mugged while delivering leaflets for her local church.
The elderly lady was attacked as she walked through Tomson’s Passage, off Chapel Place, Ramsgate, soon after 10am last Tuesday.
The man who assaulted her stole her black canvas bag and then pushed her to the ground, causing her head to strike against a flint wall, causing a head injury and a fractured elbow.
The mugger then ran off toward Chapel Place with her bag, which contained a red purse containing about £30 cash, bankcards and her asthma medication.
She was taken to QEQM hospital in Margate after being found by a passer-by.
Detectives will be conducting a forensic examination of the woman's jacket, which the man grabbed during the robbery.
We wish her a speedy recovery and hope the police catch the mugger before his next victim.
Anyone with information please contact PC Mark Thornby on 01843 222085.