Leeds: Woman, 84, targeted by street robber

An 84-year-old woman suffered these injuries at the hands of a robber who attacked her in a Leeds street.

The pensioner was hurled to the ground and suffered a fractured pelvis, deep bruising, a lacerated head and black eye in the attack on Monday evening.

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Police have issued this picture of the hospitalised victim in a bid to trace her attacker and a good Samaritan that came to her aid.

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The pensioner, who has asked for her name not to be released, was robbed as she made her way home from the shops on Roman Terrace, Roundhay, around 8pm on Monday.

Her assailant knocked her viciously to the ground and as the woman lay in agony and unable to get up the thug stole a black 'bag for life' shopping bag from her and made off into the dark.

After assaulting the woman, the robber is believed to have fled on foot in the direction of nearby West Park Grove.

A woman then came to her aid, helping the pensioner to reach a friend's house nearby where the police and an ambulance were called.

Police are appealing for this woman to contact them as it is likely she may, unknowingly, have information which could identify the man.

The woman's attacker is described as male, and wearing a grey tracksuit top with the hood up during the attack.

The samaritan, or anyone with information, should call Det Con Jessica Sellars at Stainbeck CID on 0845 60 60 606 or call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

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