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LISTEN: Woman in Wheelchair Robbed in Bridlington

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10:26am 17th February 2017
(Updated 12:17pm 17th February 2017)

Police are appealing for help in tracing four men who are said to have been involved in robbing a woman on Gypsey Bank in Bridlington.

It happened on the footpath between Midway Avenue and St John’s Avenue, at around 7.30pm on Tuesday, February 14.

Two of the men approached the woman and blocked the path of her wheelchair, before trying to tip her out of the chair and stealing her black leather handbag from around her neck and leaving the scene.

The 55-year-old woman was left very shaken but otherwise unharmed.

All four are said to be in their late teens to early twenties. Two wore tracksuit bottoms and another wore blue jeans.

All had local accents and are believed to have been drinking in the area beforehand.

The victim of the crime, who's been in a wheelchair since she had both her legs amputated two years ago, has been talking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Jon Burke..

Officers are keen to speak to any witnesses, including anyone who believes they may have seen the group prior to or after the attack.

They are also looking to trace a dog walker who was seen in the area at the time, who may be able to assist in identifying the men.

If you can help, please call 101, quoting crime reference number 2250208.


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