Cash raised for frail 84-year-old woman robbed in Leeds ginnel LATEST

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Police have thanked a south Leeds community who rallied round to help an elderly woman robbed just days before Christmas.

The 84-year-old was pushed to the ground by two males as she walked through a ginnel between Scissons Place and Middleton Park Court, Middleton, last Monday.

They stole a Jack Fultons bag full of shopping before escaping.

Leeds Inner South neighbourhood policing team said the public, including Middleton Elderly Aid and the Leeds United Supporters Club, raised cash to give her a festive boost.

A spokesman said: “The spirit of Christmas is alive and well.”

Police are still looking for the robbers, who attacked the woman as she pushed a three-wheeled walker at about 11.30am when two males approached and pushed her over.

PC Ian Chapman, investigating, said: “The victim was not physically injured but she has been left very shaken. We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw two males in the area around the time.

“Two passers-by went to the victim’s aid immediately afterwards but did not leave their details. We are keen to trace those people.”

The robbers were white. One may have been wearing a blue anorak. Anyone with information should call PC Chapman at Elland Road via 101.