A PENSIONER was left injured after being robbed of her handbag in broad daylight.

The 81-year-old was attacked at the bottom of Eastgate in Accrington as she was walking home on Sunday, September 8, at around 2.50pm.

Police are now only just appealing for information following the robbery.

The incident saw the pensioner approached by a woman, who attempted to grab her handbag. 

A brief struggle took place before the offender managed to take the bag, knocking the victim to the floor in the process. She then ran off along Argyle Street.

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The victim suffered a deep cut to her arm, as well as a shoulder and head injury. She later had to undergo surgery.

The handbag was found a short time later, though a purse containing around £15 was missing.

Det Con Alex Biggs, of Hyndburn Police, said the woman has been left extremely shaken by the robbery.

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He said: “The victim had to undergo surgery following the attack. Thankfully she is recovering, but she has been left extremely shaken.

“Given that the incident happened in broad daylight in a fairly busy area of town we are now appealing for anybody with information about it to get in touch. Perhaps you saw somebody acting suspiciously in the same area, or perhaps you have heard someone talking about it since. Whatever information you have we would urge you to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information should call 101, quoting log number 920 of September 8.