Pensioner robbed in Haverhill

POLICE are appealing for information after an 81-year-old woman was robbed in Haverhill.The pensioner was walking along the Old Railway Footpath behind the town's sports centre at 10.

POLICE are appealing for information after an 81-year-old woman was robbed in Haverhill.

The pensioner was walking along the Old Railway Footpath behind the town's sports centre at 10.10am on March 29 when she was approached by a man.

He ran passed her, snatched her hand handbag as he went and made his escape through the old coal yard.

The woman was uninjured but left shaken and in a state of shock.


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The man is described as white, aged 16 to 20 and was wearing a dark coloured hat and a blue or black jacket.

A man and two women came to the assistance of the victim and though police have traced one of the women they would also like to speak to the other two people.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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