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6 July 2017, 07:34
Police Hunt Thug Who Mugged 92-Year-Old Woman
Police hunting the man who mugged a 92-year-old woman have released shocking images of the injuries suffered by the victim.
The woman cracked her ribs and suffered severe bruising across her entire legs after being attacked from behind in Hoxton on Tuesday 27th June.
As the victim entered the grounds of the Lawson Medical Centre on Nuttall Street she was attacked from behind. The man made several attempts to grab her bag and used such force that she was pulled to the ground and dragged along.
The suspect then ran back into to the alleyway in he had come from, and turned right heading north on Hoxton Street.
Detectives want to question Sanchez Edwards following the attack. He is described as a dark skinned black male, 5ft 9ins, with short black hair, medium build and a black beard.
Edwards was a patient at the John Howard Centre, a medium-secure psychiatric facility in Hackney and failed to return from unescorted leave from the centre on 17 May 2017.
He was admitted to the centre on 29 January 2016 and later convicted and sentenced to an unrestricted hospital order under Section 37 Mental Health Act for an assault against a member of hospital staff.
Edwards is a paranoid schizophrenic with a history of drug use and is likely to be using public transport around London.