Pensioner defies handbag snatchers
A brave pensioner held on to her handbag despite two would be robbers trying to snatch it in the street.
A woman, in her 70s, was walkingalongEastfieldRoad close to the junction of Newark Avenue at 11.15am on Saturday (January 14) when she was approached by two men on bicycles who attempted to snatch her hand- bag. The victim refused to let go and the men pulled her to the floor, dragging her briefly before making off towards Eastern Avenue. Detective Constable Sarah Phillips said: “The victim very bravely held on to her handbag throughout this ordeal.” Anyone with information can call police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.