Woman dragged to the floor and robbed in front of granddaughter in Middleton

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was dragged to the floor and robbed in front of her granddaughter in Middleton.

The incident happened at about 3.30pm on Tuesday, March 25, when the victim, a 55-year-old woman, was walking in Middleton Park Road with her six-year-old granddaughter.

She was dragged to the floor and had her handbag stolen.

The suspect was described as white, about 6 ft 1 ins tall, and was wearing a grey tracksuit and a bobble hat with ear-flaps and tassles on either side.

Anyone who recognises the man or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Clare Fisher at Holbeck Police Station on 0113 241 4642 or via 101, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.