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Grandma kicked in the face by mugger who tried to steal her handbag

Angela Leivers suffered cuts to her face during the attempted robbery Credit: BPM Media

A grandmother has been left 'paranoid' after she was kicked in the face during an attempted robbery.

Angela Leivers, 57, was attacked for her handbag at around 1.40am Monday (28 October).

She said had drawn money from the bank before going to buy cigarettes in St Ann's Well Road, St Ann's, Nottinghsamshire.

The mum-of-four felt a tug on her bag before the 6ft tall thief swore at her, knocked her to the ground and then kicked her in the face.

Angela Leivers suffered cuts to her face due to the attack Credit: BPM Media

The 57-year-old suffered cuts to her face and bruising around her left eye.

She managed to fight the thief off by hitting him with her crutch she uses to help walk.

Ms Leivers suffers from arthritis in her knee after breaking her knee cap at Nottingham Castle in 2016 - she is also epileptic.

Her attacker then ran off empty-handed when a car pulled up to where she was being beaten.

The widow says she's in a lot of pain, can 'barely see' out her eye and is constantly 'looking over my shoulder' whenever she goes out.

"He was trying to get my bag. But there was no way I was letting go of that. My instinct kicked in. I got knocked to the ground and he kicked me in the face. I've had to have my face glued from it. It was awful. I have never been attacked before. It all happened so fast. It has made me paranoid."

– Angela Leivers:
Ms Leivers with a black eye and cuts around her left eye Credit: BPM Media

Police are now appealing for witnesses and information into the incident.

The victim was taken to hospital with bruising and she was extremely shaken up by the incident.

"Officers are making enquiries in the area today and we would urge anyone who was in the area at the time, has CCTV or dash-cam footage, to get in touch as soon as possible."

– Nottinghamshire Police, Detective Inspector Ruby Burrow:
Angela Leivers was left with a black eye and cuts to her face Credit: BPM Media

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the force on 101, quoting incident number 39 of 28 October 2019, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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