This was a shockingly violent attack on a man who was simply attempting to prevent the robbery of his bag.
I would urge anyone who saw what happened, or who has information about those responsible, to make contact with police.
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Lee Curley took more than 120 pictures and videos of his attacks on the girl, said to be under the age of 13.
Council workers uncovered the AK-74 concealed in the undergrowth.
The thief, who used a walking stick, was helped by a man who disabled the lock before pushing the woman away.