Man charged after 73-year-old woman attacked in street

A man has been charged with robbery following an incident in Burslem at the weekend.

Officers say a 73-year-old woman was dragged to the ground as her handbag was stolen on High Lane on Saturday morning (24 November). 

A 38-year-old man has been charged with robbery, and two counts of fraud by false representation.   

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Magistrates in Newcastle tomorrow morning (29 November).

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