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  • 31 March 2014, 21:03

Shocking Image Of Pensioner's Mugging Injuries

Police have released a graphic image of a pensioner's "nasty facial injuries" after she was mugged in broad daylight.

Sabina Harrison was left with severe bruising and had to be treated in hospital after the attack in Harehills, Leeds.

The 78-year-old fell to the ground and hit her head when a youth snatched her handbag from her shoulder.

She had been walking in Milan Road at about 5.20pm on February 28 when she was attacked.

The teenager was one of a group of four who had been walking nearby. They were seen running off along Ashton Road after the incident.

PC Philip Dodsworth, of Leeds District CID, said: "The photo of the victim is particularly graphic and shows the nasty facial injuries she received in this incident.

"We hope the impact of this image will encourage anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

"We are particularly keen to speak to one potential witness - the driver of a gold or silver Mark IV Volkswagen Golf which was seen on CCTV in Ashton Road approaching the junction with Milan Road just before the incident.

"The victim, who was wearing a bright red coat, crosses the junction in front of that car shortly before being robbed and the person in the vehicle may have seen who else was around at the time.

"I would urge anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation to contact me."

Four youths - aged 14, 15, 16 and 17 - from Manchester, were arrested in connection with the incident and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

:: Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 4319 Dodsworth at Stainbeck Police Station via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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