Bag snatched from disabled woman

A DISABLED woman has been left traumatised after a bag containing some of her most treasured possessions was snatched from her in a supermarket car park.

A DISABLED woman has been left traumatised after a bag containing some of her most treasured possessions was snatched from her in a supermarket car park.

Maragret Kane, 56, suffers from degenerative discs in her spine and sciatica in her leg meaning she has to use a walking stick.

Thieves snatched her handbag from her shoulder as she walked to her car in the Sainsburys car park in Hadleigh Road.

The incident happened on the evening of December 23 at around 7.45pm, and Miss Kane said it ruined her Christmas: "It's been a rotten time. It's spoilt Christmas for me and my whole family.


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"I don't know if I've got the courage to go back there again. I was five minutes from my home when they attacked me. You just don't expect it to happen."

The thieves escaped with more than £200 in cash, as well as her driving licence, cheque books, bank cards and mobile phone.

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They also stole her prescription payment book which means she will now have to shell out for drugs which she has already paid for.

She said: "I pay for all my prescriptions in advance and until I get the book replaced I am going to have to pay for them all again."

But this is a small price to pay in comparison to the loss of many treasured, irreplaceable items that were also in the bag.

"The things that I desperately want back will be no good to them. I just wish someone would come forward and hand them to the police.

"There were pictures of a friend of mine who died nine years ago. I haven't got the negatives and I'll never be able to replace them. There was also a letter from a friend I've now lost touch with, and other things like my blood donor card that I've had since 1968," added Miss Kane.

The thieves were both white males, aged around 18-20. They wore dark clothing and ran off in the direction of Jack's Cafe. Anyone with information should contact Ipswich CID on 613500.

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