Fundraiser for injured mugging victim reaches nearly triple its target

The victim suffered a broken arm after the ordeal. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

An online appeal launched to help a 79-year-old woman whose arm was broken by a mugger has raised nearly triple its £500 target within 24 hours.

The GoFundMe page was set up by Keith Morson, whose aunt was robbed and dragged to the ground in Kettering last weekend in an attack caught on CCTV.

Keith, from Thrapston, Northamptonshire, wrote on the page: "My lovely Aunty Joy was viciously robbed recently. The ordeal left her with a badly broken arm."

After thanking the public for their "overwhelmingly kind" support in the days after the mugging, Keith then told those who have donated to the appeal: "Your kindness will make a huge difference to her, we cannot thank you enough x."

Footage of the mugging was retweeted thousands of times after TV presenter Piers Morgan posted it on social media on Thursday (September 12), appealing for the public to identify the offender.

Police are appealing for information to track down the mugger, who struck in St Theresa's Close between 3.20pm and 3.50pm on Sunday (September 8).

Two 31-year-old men arrested in connection with the offence have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

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