Pensioner robbed in street attack

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CCTV image of the man Police wish to speak to

A Liverpool pensioner was left hospitalised with broken hip after being attacked and robbed in the street earlier this month.

Police are appealing for information regarding the incident which involved an 81-year-old woman. She was walking along St Michael’s Church Road in Aigburth towards the shops on Aigburth Road shortly before 10am on Monday, 2 October 2012 when the incident happened.

CCTV images of a man police wish to speak to in connection with the incident have been released.

The offender, described as a white man in his 30s or 40s, approached her at the junction of Alpass Road and pushed her over before stealing her purse and keys. He was then seen running off towards St. Michaels train station.

Such was the brutality of the attack the woman suffered a broken hip as well as injuries to her hands and elbow. Passers-by rushed to help the lady before she was taken to hospital where she is recovering.

Police believe this man may be able to help with enquiries

Detectives have been carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the area as well as speaking to shoppers and commuters to see if anyone saw the incident or the offender running off.

DC Chris Bromilow from Admiral Street CID said: “We have released CCTV images of a man we would like to speak to in connection with this incident in case he has information that could help our enquiries and ask the man, or anyone who recognises him, to call us.

“This was a cowardly attack on a vulnerable member of our community and incidents of this nature are rare in St Michaels. I ask anyone with any information in connection to the incident to call us.”

Anyone with any information in connection with the incident is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 5394, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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