Hereford & Worcester

Elderly woman's arm broken in Kidderminster bag snatch

The Rowland Hill centre in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman was in the Rowland Hill centre in Kidderminster when she was knocked down

A woman in her 90s has been left with a broken arm after she was targeted in an attempted bag-snatch.

The victim was in the Rowland Hill shopping centre in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, when the attempt took place, West Mercia Police said.

A man approached her and then pushed past her, knocking her down, as he tried to take the bag.

"No items were taken from the bag but the woman suffered a cracked bone in her arm," police said.

Details of the incident, which happened on Thursday afternoon, have only just been released.

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