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Hawkesley woman dies after doorstep robbery

Carole Mudie
Image caption Carole Mudie was described as "bubbly" and "happy"

A woman has died in hospital two weeks after being robbed on her doorstep.

Carole Mudie, 68, was pushed by a robber who snatched her bag in Hawkesley near Kings Norton at about 23:10 GMT on 6 January. Police are treating her death as manslaughter.

Mrs Mudie was returning to her home in Hawkmoor Gardens after a night out when she was mugged as she walked from her car to her front door.

She was taken to hospital, where she remained until her death on 22 January.

The exact cause of death is yet to be established.

She was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth II hospital, where she underwent surgery for a broken hip, caused by the fall.

A post-mortem examination was inconclusive and officers are awaiting further test results to confirm the cause of death.

Mrs Mudie's daughter, Carey, said: "Mom was bubbly, happy and had a great sense of humour.

"Our world has been blown apart and we can't believe that she has gone.

"The whole family is devastated that she has been taken from us in this way."

Det Sgt Andy Bradley, from West Midlands Police, said: "A man is currently in custody on remand having been charged with separate matters and has been spoken to in relation to this offence.

"But what we desperately need is for anyone who witnessed the robbery of Carole Mudie to come forward."

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