Woman set upon by thief while having 'medical episode' in Yorkshire park

Greenhead Park, Huddersfield. Picture: Google.
Greenhead Park, Huddersfield. Picture: Google.
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A woman who was having a 'medical episode' was set upon by a thief in a West Yorkshire park.

The theft happened in Greenhead Park, on the edge of Huddersfield town centre, at around 4pm on Monday.

Police said the victim suffered a medical episode while sitting on a bench in the park near the small lake.

The thief stole her bag - which contained camera equipment and a mobile phone - and stole more than £1,000 worth of property from the woman.

Enquiries are ongoing, a spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101, quoting crime reference number 13170520325.

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