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Appeal over reported assault and robbery

Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed a reported assault and robbery involving an 87 year old woman in Dane Court Road, Broadstairs, on Saturday. It's reported the elderly woman was walking along the footpath at about 12.30pm when a man pushed past her whilst he was running.

It's reported the elderly woman was walking along the footpath at about 12.30pm when a man pushed past her whilst he was running. She fell to the ground, sustaining injuries and bruising in the fall. She then noticed that some items were missing from her handbag including her purse.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service was called and the woman was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

Anyone who may have seen this incident or who may have information is asked to call DC Hinton 01227 868 179.