Tayside and Central Scotland

'Elderly' Stirling woman attacked and robbed in daylight

Kirk Wynd
Image caption The woman was attacked on Kirk Wynd at about 11:30 on Sunday morning

Central Scotland Police have launched an investigation after a Stirling woman was seriously injured and robbed.

Officers said the woman, described as elderly, was walking in Kirk Wynd, St Ninians, when she was robbed at about 11:30 on Sunday morning.

The 78-year-old woman had a small sum of money taken from her and had to be taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries.

Police have released a description of her attacker.

He was described as 5ft 7in tall, of slim build, with dark hair and was wearing a grey hooded top with dark coloured bottoms.

Focused enquiry

Det Sgt Mark Armstrong said: "We are keen to trace anybody who was in the area surrounding Kirk Wynd and Shirras Brae, St Ninians, yesterday between 11:00 and 11.45.

"We are seeking the support of members of the local community to help us with our inquiries and are confident that they will have valuable information which will assist us in identifying the person responsible."

Det Sgt Armstrong added: "We have committed a full inquiry team to this incident and they will be dedicated and focused on bringing about a swift and satisfactory result.

"The public should be assured that the enquiry has our full commitment of resources and expertise."

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