It was almost inevitable, I thought, the 93-year-old lady mugged so callously in Margate a week ago, has died in hospital.
Ethel Pym suffered a broken leg when she had her handbag snatched at the junction of College Road and Upper Dane Road in Margate.
Colin McCurry, 31, of Appledore Close, Margate, was arrested on the day of the robbery.
He has appeared before magistrates charged with robbery. He was remanded in custody and was due to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday.
A post mortem examination has been carried out but police say the results will not be known for several weeks.
I’m sure that we all share the same feelings of revulsion over this incident and would like to offer our condolences to any family that Ethel left behind.