Woman, 79, hurt in violent mugging

Staff writer

This is the shocking moment a pensioner was thrown to the ground by a thug to snatched her handbag.

The 79-year-old woman was left with a broken arm after the incident in Kettering on Sunday.

Police arrested two men in connection with the attack. Both were released on bail pending further inquiries.

Northamptonshire Police shared the CCTV footage on Twitter.

A police spokesman said: "This lady, like everyone else, should be able to go about her business and feel safe.

"Her attacker has taken that feeling of safety away from her and it is imperative that he is identified and brought to justice.

"If anyone recognises the man in the CCTV footage, please call us on 101, or please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you wish to report your information anonymously."