Bag snatcher pulls pensioner to the ground

PUBLISHED: 09:33 14 April 2011 | UPDATED: 09:45 14 April 2011



AN 80-YEAR-OLD woman was dragged along the floor when a man snatched her bag in Portishead.

The woman was walking along Roath Road from High Street yesterday (Wed) afternoon when the incident happened sometime between 1.25-3.45pm.

At the top of the road she crossed over and walked up a driveway that leads to Briary Road and Leeside.

She heard running footsteps behind her and turned to see a man. He spoke to her before grabbing the handbag in her hand.

When trying to hold on to her bag, she fell to the ground and was pulled a short distance before she let go.

The offender ran from the scene back the way he had come.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should call Nailsea CID on 0845 456 7000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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