Mugged tourist dies after fall from bus

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The Independent Online
A TOURIST who was muggedtwo hours after arriving in Britain died yesterday from injuries she suffered during the attack.

The 49-year-old Swedish woman was dragged by her handbag from a double- decker bus in central London on Saturday afternoon. The woman, who was on holiday with her 13-year-old son and former husband, banged her head as she fell to the pavement. The family were about to alight from the bus in Kensington Gore, near the Albert Hall, when the attacker grabbed the woman's handbag, which she was carrying strapped across her body. As he jumped from the moving bus, the woman fell to the road, striking her head. The attacker escaped in a black cab. Police have started a murder inquiry.