Disabled Doncaster woman attacked for loose change

CRIME: Crime scene.

CRIME: Crime scene.

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A 54-year-old disabled woman has been left with a number of injuries on her upper body, after she was allegedly mugged in Doncaster last night.
The woman was in Cornwall Road, Wheatley at around 11.45pm yesterday evening when she was approached by a man.

It is alleged he demanded she hand over cash and hit her to the face.

The woman, who is disabled and is in a wheelchair, emptied the contents of her purse, which contained some loose change.

He continued to demand more money and hit the woman to her upper body.

She gave him more change from her handbag and he fled along Westminster Crescent.

The victim was left with a number of injuries, including multiple cuts to her shoulder.

The suspect is described as being olive-skinned, of slim build, and around 5ft 9ins tall.

He has dark hair, black bushy eyebrows and was wearing a black hooded coat. The victim said he spoke with a foreign accent.

The officer in the case, DC Rob Hunt, said: “This was a particularly violent robbery involving a vulnerable member of our community and we continue to carry out extensive enquiries to find the person responsible.

“I appeal to anyone who witnessed the robbery, or to anyone who thinks they know someone who matches our description, to contact police and tell us what you know.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident 22 of July 1 2015. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.