Mugger who dragged woman, 92, along the pavement during robbery is jailed

A drug addict who admitted brutally mugging a 92 year old woman has been jailed for more than five years.

CCTV image of the attack Credit: Met Police

CCTV images captured the moment Sanchez Edwards, dragged the elderly woman along the pavement in broad daylight.

He pounced as she was posting a letter in Hoxton last July. At first, the recently widowed pensioner refused to let go of her handbag but Edwards who was wearing a hood eventually wrenched it from her.

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He escaped with a £50 Virgin mobile phone, her Freedom Pass, documents and £100 in cash.

Edwards, a paranoid schizophrenic had absconded from the John Howard medium secure psychiatric unit two months before he carried out the attack and was only arrested in July after the mugging.