Pensioner Left With Horrific Injuries After Mugging In Bristol

25 January 2017, 12:11 | Updated: 25 January 2017, 12:19

Eastville Park victim

Police are hunting the thug who left a 75-year-old woman with horrific injuries after mugging her to steal her handbag.

The incident, which police said would "shock and enrage" the community, happened in he Eastville Park area of Bristol at around midday on Monday 23rd January.

As she was barged to the ground in the robbery, the pensioner was left with a fractured cheekbone and collarbone.

PC Aaron Ashford said: "This is a despicable crime carried out on an elderly woman in a public place.

“I am certain this incident will shock and enrage members of our community. We now need your help to trace the offender and bring them to justice.

“Were you in the Eastville Park area of Bristol on Monday lunchtime? Did you see anyone acting suspiciously or running or cycling away from the area?"

"Information, no matter how insignificant you might think it is, might prove crucial to us finding whoever is responsible."

You can contact police on 101 and quote crime reference number 5217016482 or Crimestoppers, where information can be left anonymously on 0800 555 111.