Woman mugged while visiting her late husband's grave in Hanwell Cemetery, west London, on Christmas eve

The 73-year-old fell to the ground and her handbag was robbed

Rachael Revesz
Thursday 31 December 2015 15:00 GMT
The man was seen "walking briskly" towards Church Road
The man was seen "walking briskly" towards Church Road

A man robbed an elderly woman on Christmas eve whilst she was visiting her late husband’s grave, according to the police.

The 73-year-old woman was cleaning the grave when the suspect approached her from behind and stole her handbag, causing her to fall to the ground.

The handbag has since been found by a member of the public but the purse was missing.

According to the police report, the suspect was wearing a black scarf over his face, a grey hooded top and black jeans and coat. He was headed towards Church Road in west London after the incident at Hanwell Cemetery.

Police are urging members of the public with any information to contact Tom.Henley@met.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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