Find the little brute

Grandma mugging suspects on Gibbet Street, Halifax
Grandma mugging suspects on Gibbet Street, Halifax
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ONE of these youngsters is thought to be the thug who left a grandma sprawled in the road with a broken arm.

Police are looking for the pair as part of their investigations into the attempted handbag snatch on the 74-year-old in Gibbet Street, Halifax, on Monday morning.

It is believed that soon after they were captured in this CCTV picture, one of them attacked the granny, who was on her way to buy Christmas gifts for her grandchildren.

Officers want anyone who knows who they are to call them immediately.

Detective Inspector Gary Stephenson, from Calderdale CID, said: “Everyone we have been speaking to as part of our inquiries has been outraged by this offence.

“We want to know: Who are these people?”

The pensioner, who had recently suffered a heart attack, had just posted her Christmas cards when she was pulled over by the culprit as he tried to snatch her bag.

He escaped empty-handed towards West View Park while his victim was left in the road.

She suffered a broken arm and bruising and is now recovering from her ordeal.

The thug is described as of medium build, between 5ft 4ins and 5ft 5ins tall and in his teens or early 20s.

The other man he was with did not cross the road and police do not believe he was involved in the mugging.

They have asked that man to get in touch. They have also appealed for the culprit, who they think is local, to hand himself in.

Anyone with information about the incident, which happened at 10am, should call Calderdale CID on 01422 337085 or Crimestoppers, where information can be passed on anonymously, on 0800 555111.