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Man held on suspicion of murder as 100-year-old woman dies after robbery

The victim suffered multiple injuries including a broken neck and bruising to her face.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 100-year-old woman who died days after her neck was broken in a street robbery.

Zofija Kaczan suffered multiple injuries in the attack on May 28 and died in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Derbyshire Police said a 39-year-old man who had previously been arrested on suspicion of robbery has now been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in custody and is being questioned.

Ms Kaczan was approached from behind, knocked over and had her handbag snatched at 8.45am, close to the junction of St Chads Road and Empress Road in Normanton, Derby.

The bag, made of green fake leather with gold clasps, was found at the junction of Moore Street and Normanton Road.

Zofija Kaczan’s green handbag was stolen in the robbery (Derbyshire Police/PA)

Police are still keen to speak to anyone who saw a beige Seat Leon car seen close to the scene of the mugging and found abandoned two days later.

Officers are appealing for anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage that shows the vehicle with the registration plate SL02 KVZ to come forward.

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