Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Eighty-Three Year Old Woman Mugged

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.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mugging old ladies is the lowest of the low. Apart for from the utter contempt i have for these little scum bags how about a 'follow up' on some of the (all to regular) violent cases featured on this site and in the other local media... I am thinking of the other old lady who was attacked in Ramsgate and had her necklace stolen with the photos in the pendant and the poor street cleaner who was attacked last month. Does anything ever happen? who are these people, why do they do it? do these people ever get caught???

DrMoores said...

To my knowledge they are rarely caught and even more rarely imprisoned. They have "issues" you know!

Anonymous said...

Oh it makes me mad, old people by and large are pretty cool, they have built this country, paid billions in tax, fraught off fascists and look what happens to them. "Issues" yes indeed... mmm we all have those, i take issue with scum like these... BTW We seem to be awash with CCTV on this Island, is anyone ever watching... why is a US military satellite able to tell you what brand of cigarette i am smoking but footage from a earthbound CCTV camera is it would appear rubbish?...

Anonymous said...

We had a spate of attacks on women in Cliftonville the other month by 'foreign looking'men grabbing handbags on a path by the side of Laleham school; perhaps they have moved locations to prey on other feeble victims.

Nethercourt said...

I hear that some 'Lord' or other reckoned today that there are too many people in prison anyway and that many of them should be moving among us and in reciept of handsome benefits!
Personally, being someone who's politics are only marginally to the left of those of 'Attilla-the-Hun' I favour a more radical approach to rehabilitation....

Anonymous said...

When will we wake up and realise that actually prison does work? Prisons too overcrowded? Build some more. I am fed up with liberal morons that can't seem to accept that by putting people in prison they are no longer able to practice criminality. I could care less about reforming people. Some people are just inherently evil. Take them out of circulation and make them serve the full sentence.

Anonymous said...

Sentencing should be harsher. Look at the sentences you get in the US. For instance the fellah who hacked into their defence computers from the UK. A serious offence. He's facing life, and they mean life. Here he'd get a couple of years at most.

James Maskell said...

The person who made the comments about prisons was the Lord Chief Justice (the highest Judge in the country). Its his first public comments. His argument is that prisons are almost full. Its easy just to say "build more prisons", but youve then got problems of finding somewhere to build it, getting the money together to build it and actually building it. Its going to take years and who wants a prison round the corner from them?

Playing Devil's Advocate here but thats the argument.

Anonymous said...

Aircraft carrier off Margate, anyone remember that wheeze from Brighton's greatest landlord?

Anonymous said...

James I know you don't want more prisons built as you may end up in one when you refuse to comply with the ID card law!
ROFL

Anonymous said...

Anon of 6.35 - Short prison terms don't work - Sharia Law does!
The only trouble here would be that if we amputate thieves' hands then our nanny state would feel it had to support them for life afterwards, maybe that's a better option for society than having them out thieving?

Anonymous said...

Returning to a more realistic and less extreme approach to punishment, the announcement by Home Secretary John Reid today that knife carrying will become a crime attracting a significant prison sentence seems very good news. Of course it relies on the police doing what they are very well paid to do - pursuing the criminals and having them prosecuted - and judges (led by the Lord Chief Justice) imposing proper and acceptable sentences.

The politicians look set to do their bit. Let's hope the forces of law and order now do theirs.

Anonymous said...

Only when they've finished their paperwork and sensitivity training.

Anonymous said...

Carrying a knife does already have a law concerning it; this is just typical knee jerk response from a not fit for purpose Govt minister.
Posession of an offensive weapon has long been on the statute book and can attract a healthy jail term. We just need Stop and Search implemented and magistrates to be tough. The problem that Law Lords are really on about is the lack of prison space and thus other means of punishment must be made to work if you cannot send felons to prison. There is only one solution to full prisons and that is build more, but filling them up gives the lie to Govt claims that crime is going down.

Anonymous said...

Sorry chaps, the bleeding hearts have got it all wrong again. James, you are not old enough to comment, so dont! You do not need to build more prisons, you just make the sentances severe enough to stop others from playing!! 20 years ago, not that long really, a good GBH conviction ( Sec 18/20 of the Act for those that know) got you a good 10 years, if you were lucky, now its 10 months!! If you hit them hard, then others dont play!! You reduce the prison population by making the sentances a deterrant! That is why zero tolerance works, because you have the deterrant factor!
Chaz

Anonymous said...

Absolutely right Chaz.
Trouble makers make our lives a misery and the ONLY thing they respect is a bigger stick.
As for decrepid Law Lords, they should keep their stupid mouths shut as living in gated communities with security guards they have no idea of the c--p the rest of us have to put up with.

James Maskell said...

Anonymous 3:45pm uncovered my secret plot to avoid prison while breaking the law...damn!

"James, you are not old enough to comment, so dont!"

How old should I be before I can comment on national issues like law and order? I did make it clear that I was playing Devil's Advocate.

My views on law and order are well known. Ive called for zero tolerance and more prisons in the past and I still do. Ive argued before on this site that CSOs should have more powers and training to allow them to deal more effectively with crime on the streets. My views are such that Im part of the right wing in the new style Conservatives. I believe with children, parents should be allowed to discipline their children properly without fearing they are going to be taken to court. I believe that the death penalty should return. Ive argued that the money saved by abandoning the ID Card scheme should be put into defending our borders and boosting the police.

On law and order, I am on the right. Make no bones about it, criminals should be slapped down by the power of the state so that they may never do it again. Forget three strikes and you are out. You get benefit of the doubt once and only once. Thats what I believe.