Man in court after mugging in Halifax

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A 31-year-old has appeared in court charged with robbing an elderly woman in broad daylight.

Josef Szelong, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address through a Czech interpretor when he appeared at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The incident happened outside the Halifax Courier offices on Regent Street last Friday when a 75-year-old woman had her bag snatched.

Szelong of Mayfield Terrace South, Halifax, will be sent to Bradford Crown Court for trial following a plea and case management hearing on May 21. He was released on police bail.