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Elderly woman knocked to the ground from zimmer frame by attacker

The attack happened at around lunchtime yesterday.

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POLICE ARE APPEALING for witnesses after a woman in her seventies was knocked from her zimmer frame and mugged on the Comber Greenway in east Belfast yesterday.

It happened at around 12.45pm when the 71-year-old was approached on the greenway close to Barnett’s Road/Kings Road.

The attacker, who was wearing a dark hoody, pulled the woman’s handbag from her, knocking her to the ground.

He then ran off in the direction of Knock Road.

“The victim wasn’t badly hurt but was left understandably very shaken by the ordeal,” PSNI Sergeant Rodney Patton said.

Police at Strandtown are appealing for witnesses and those who were on the greenway at the time to get in contact.

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