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Disabled woman robbed in Middlewich

Police are hunting a group of youths who robbed a disabled woman in Middlewich.

At approximately 7.30pm last night the 61-year-old victim, who uses as motorised wheelchair and is deaf, was making her way home along Warmingham Lane, after buying some groceries.

As she passed the Turnpike pub she was approached by a three teenage boys, who had crossed over from the opposite side of the road.

They grabbed hold of the woman and stole her purse.

The first offender is described as white, approximately 4ft 6ins to 4ft 8inches tall, of chubby build with a round face and wearing dark clothing with his hood up.

The second offender is described as white, approximately 4ft 10 inches to 5ft tall, of slim build and wearing dark clothing with his hood up. The third white, offender is described as approximately 4ft 10 inches to 5ft tall, of slim build and wearing dark clothing.

In addition to tracing the three teenage boys officers are also keen to trace a good Samaritan who assisted the woman by chasing after the youths and managing to get hold of and return some of the victims money.

The man is believed to be in is thirties or forties and at the time of the incident he was wearing a dark waterproof jacket and a round neck blue jumper.

Detective Sergeant Jim Boulton said: “This was as despicable incident which has had a profound effect on an extremely vulnerable person.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, and believes that they may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.

“I would specifically like to speak to the good Samaritan who assisted the woman and managed to return some of her property.

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 909 of 10/12/2015. Alternatively information can be reported to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

 

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