Kent

Woman, 80, punches robber in mouth in Whitstable

The woman was attacked between Invicta Road (pictured) and Bellevue Road. Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman was attacked between Invicta Road (pictured) and Bellevue Road

A woman in her 80s punched a robber in the face, causing him to run off.

The woman was walking her dog in Whitstable, Kent, when she was grabbed in an alleyway by a man dressed in black and wearing a hooded top.

She fought off her attacker by punching him in the mouth. Kent Police say they are looking for a suspect with an injured face.

Det Ch Insp Paul Fotheringham, of Kent Police, said: "It appears the suspect has picked on the wrong person."

The attack took place at 07:20 BST in an alleyway between Bellevue Road and Invicta Road.

Det Ch Insp Fotheringham added: "I would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to this incident.

"Do you know anyone who may have been out when the assault occurred and returned home with a facial injury?

"If anyone can help with this investigation."

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