Shock after 84-year-old woman injured in Gainsborough mugging

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman had her handbag snatched in Gainsborough.

An 84-year-old woman was walking along Enderby Crescent at around 5.15pm yesterday (Thursday, March 17) when a thief grabbed her handbag, which contained £200 and a bus pass.

The pensioner was taken to hospital as a precaution as there was a struggle before the handbag was taken.

Anyone who witnessed this should call Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 299/16/3.