31-year Colin McCurry, of Appledore Close, Margate has been charged with robbing a 93-year-old woman in Margate yesterday afternoon. He is due to appear before magistrates in Margate today.
The elderly victim was in College Road shortly before 2pm when her bag was stolen.
She suffered a broken leg, cut head and an injured hand in the attack. She is being treated at the town’s Queen Mother Hospital.
This is not a teenager charged with such an abhorrent crime, it’s a grown man, who if found guilty, can’t realistically claim “issues”, I would have thought. Let’s see if he receives a custodial sentence or a “telling-off”. I for one would like to see the person responsible for such a crime locked away and breaking rocks with a large sledgehammer for a very long time but something tells me that this won’t happen in a society where convicted murderers are “lost” to the probation service after being released in as little as five years of a life sentence.