Woman in her 60s suffers broken wrist after attempted theft

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A woman in her 60s has been taken to hospital with broken wrist and facial injuries following an attempted robbery in Gainsborough.

The incident happened at around 9.50pm on Wednesday, November 8 on Tennyson Street when she was approached by a young male whilst she was walking.

After the offender attempted to take her bag, the woman was taken to hospital to be treated for a broken wrist and facial injuries.

The suspect was described as 15/16-years-old, white, no facial hair, about 5’6’’ in height and of average build.

He was wearing a grey hooded top and darker tracksuit bottoms.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We would like to appeal to anyone who came to the lady’s aid who has not yet spoken to police.

“Also anyone who was in the area at the time who might have witnessed the incident or the suspect approaching or leaving the street.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 416 of November 8.

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