Woman charged with robbing mobility scooter as police investigate victim's death

A 40-year-old woman has been charged with robbing a man of his mobility scooter in Stroud, police have said.

The man, in his 60s, died shortly after the incident.

Gloucestershire Police said he was found unresponsive in a Tesco superstore car park on Stratford Road in the early hours of Sunday.

His black mobility scooter was absent, and he died later that day after being taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by paramedics.

On Wednesday evening, the force said: "Kimberley Ann Hawkins, 40 and of no fixed address, has been charged with robbing a man aged in his 60s of a motorised mobility scooter in the area of Stratford Road on 22 January."

They said she had been remanded in police custody and will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

On Monday, police said a woman from Stroud had been arrested on suspicion of robbery and murder and was in police custody.

The victim's four-wheeled scooter was found abandoned on Bisley Old Road by a member of the public shortly before 8am on Sunday.

A post-mortem returned inconclusive results about the cause of the man's death, and an investigation is ongoing, police said.

The force said the man has yet to be formally identified.