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Injured pensioner robbed as she lay on the ground

The woman was taken to Cumberland Infirmary by ambulance Photo: Google maps

An 81-year-old woman has had her handbag snatched after falling to the ground and sustaining serious head and facial injuries.

The incident happened at around 1.20pm on Wednesday 20 September at Angel Lane, Penrith.

The woman was taken to Cumberland Infirmary by ambulance.

Police are investigating how the woman sustained the injuries, and reports that her handbag was removed by a woman in the area.

Anyone who has any information should call Cumbria Police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.