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Belfast woman in 80s pushed to ground by robber

A woman in her 80s was hospitalised after being pushed to the ground during a
A woman in her 80s was hospitalised after being pushed to the ground during a "cowardly and shameful" robbery in north Belfast, police said
Andrew Madden

By Andrew Madden

A woman in her 80s was hospitalised after being pushed to the ground during a "cowardly and shameful" robbery in north Belfast, police said.

The robbery happened shortly before 7.25am on Saturday in the Cliftonville Circus area of the Oldpark Road.

The woman was coming out of a shop when she was pushed to the ground by a young man who then fled with her handbag and shopping bag. Police believe the man had been loitering in the area prior to the incident.

PSNI Inspector Adam Corner said: "The lady, who is her 80s, was taken to hospital. She has sustained a bump to her head, and has been left traumatised after this shameful and cowardly act."

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including robbery.

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