Dorset

Bournemouth woman, 83, mugged for £20 on Christmas Day

Meyrick Park Crescent Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman walked along Wimborne Road before turning into Meyrick Park Crescent

An 83-year-old woman was mugged for £20 in a "callous and violent attack" as she went for a walk on Christmas Day morning, police have said.

The woman left home at about 11:30 BST for a walk before Christmas lunch when she was pushed to the ground by a man in Meyrick Park Crescent, Bournemouth.

He wrenched her handbag from her grasp and left her lying on the pavement.

Passers-by found the woman, who had to spend Christmas Day in hospital with a fractured wrist.

The woman's purse and bank cards were recovered but "a little over £20 in cash was missing", police said.

She told officers she walked past a white man sitting on a low wall outside a guest house moments before the attack.

He is described as in his 20s, of average height and slim. He had dark hair and was wearing dark clothing.

Related Topics

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites