Feisty elderly woman refuses to be mugged in Kettering

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AN ELDERLY woman refused to hand over her handbag after a mugger tried to grab it.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery outside Crofts solicitors in School Lane, Kettering. The incident took place on Thursday at about 11.30am.

A 76-year-old woman was approached from behind by a female thief who attempted to grab her handbag.

The victim struggled but managed to hold on to her bag. She shouted for help and the offender ran off empty handed into nearby flats. The old woman was unhurt but shaken by the incident.

The suspect is a white female, aged between 16 and 20, 5ft 4in, with black hair and wearing a hair band.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.