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Pensioner beats off mugger with walking stick

A pensioner from Cambridgeshire has beaten off a mugger with her walking stick. It happened yesterday afternoon in Gamlingay after a man tried to grab her handbag. The woman in her seventies fought back hitting him with her walking stick until he fell to the ground.

The thief still managed to escape with a small amount of money and a mobile phone. The woman escaped uninjured. Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen what happened in Gamlingay at about three o'clock yesterday afternoon to get in contact.