31 Dec '15, 8pm

Elderly woman's handbag snatched while she was tending to her late husband's grave

Elderly woman's handbag snatched while she was tending to her late husband's grave

An elderly woman's handbag has been snatched while she was tending to her late husband's grave. The 73-year-old was cleaning the burial plot on Christmas Eve when the attack happened, police said. She was approached from behind and pushed to the ground in Hanwell Cemetery in west London. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "After stealing the handbag, the suspect left the cemetery at 13.32hrs, walking off briskly towards Church Road whilst covering his face." A member of the public recovered the bag but the woman's purse was found to be missing. She suffered minor injuries. Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak following the attack. He was described as skinny, about 5ft 9ins tall, wearing a black scarf that covered his face, a grey hooded top, a black coat and jeans. The spokesman added: "The robbery took place in broad daylight and police are kee...

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