Pensioner taken to hospital after being pushed to ground in attempted robbery

An elderly woman had to be treated in hospital for a head wound after being pushed to the ground in an attempted robbery.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident in Lewisham in which the pensioner was attacked by a young man.

At approximately 10.15am on Friday, July 10, the lone 70-year-old woman was followed from Conisborough Crescent to Daneswood Avenue in Catford.

She was pushed to the ground, sustaining a head injury resulting in hospital treatment.

The victim’s condition has since deteriorated. She remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The suspect has been described as a young black man, of skinny build, tall, wearing dark clothing and a beige hat. He was riding a bicycle.

The Burglary and Robbery Investigation Team from South East BCU is appealing for witnesses to the offence or anyone who was seen matching the description around the time of the offence.

Detective Sergeant Ian Barnard said: “Officers are extremely keen to trace this violent offender who has targeted a lone elderly victim.

“This is a deplorable crime and the offender needs to be caught and brought to justice.”

Anyone who has information should call 101 reference Cad 2314/10Jul.

Alternatively tweet @MetCC, or to remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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