THE family of a pensioner who was robbed in Weston-super-Mare are thanking the public for the kindness they have shown towards them following the incident.

The 88-year-old woman sustained a broken nose, a fractured wrist and severe bruising when someone snatched her handbag from her arm causing her to fall to the ground.

The incident happened on Colonel Stephens Way at approximately 1.50pm on January 10.

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and has since been released under investigation while further enquiries take place.

Detective Constable Matthew Stevenson said: “The family have been incredibly touched by the support shown to them during what has been a stressful time.

“They would especially like to praise the hospital staff for the care they have shown and express their thanks for the flowers sent to the victim which have really helped put a smile on her face.”

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