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Police in fresh appeal over Eva

PUBLISHED: 17:50 12 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:31 03 March 2010

DETECTIVES hunting a mugger who attacked a Suffolk pensioner so badly she was in hospital for a week have had only one fresh call offering information.

DETECTIVES hunting a mugger who attacked a Suffolk pensioner so badly she was in hospital for a week have had only one fresh call offering information.

Eva Gilby, who is 82-years-old, was left writhing on the ground in agony with a broken arm by the robber who struck during the afternoon of August 27 in Ipswich's Prince of Wales Drive area.

The robber made off with the widow's handbag, which contained £20 cash, medication, photographs with sentimental value and several other items.

Police investigating the robbery said today there had been a "minimal" response from the public offering information since Mrs Gilby spoke publicly four days ago of the brutal attack which left her "angry and frightened".

"She's still in a lot of pain and doctors say [her injuries] will take a while to mend," a police spokeswoman said today.

Mrs Gilby, who lives in Ipswich's Maidenhall area, suffered badly bruised legs and fingers as well as a broken arm in the attack which has left her shaken and nervous.

The mugging happened at around 2.40pm as the pensioner walked from the Post Office to the Co-op on Prince of Wales Drive on the bank holiday afternoon.

The robber is described as male, aged in his late teens and was wearing a dark coloured top and trousers with a dark cap

Police believe he may have been responsible for other attacks and are anxious to trace an offender who has been seen with a silver or grey pedal cycle.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact Ipswich CID on 01473 383100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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