Man, 31, arrested after mugging elderly lady

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A 31-year-old man has been arrested after mugging an elderly lady in Halifax town centre on Friday.

Officers were called to Regent Street at around 2pm after the 75-year-old had her handbag snatched.

Passersby came to her aid and managed to reunite her with her bag. She was taken to hospital with her injuries and released last night after treatment.

Following an extensive search by police in the area the man from Halifax was arrested following a short foot pursuit.

He has been in custody overnight and is due to appear at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning.