Woman, 79, found hurt in Shaw alleyway

The scene where the woman was found
Image caption The woman was found on the path in Shaw

A 79-year-old woman is in critical condition after being found unconscious in a Greater Manchester alleyway.

The woman was found in Shaw at midday, on a path at the junction of Kershaw Street and Victoria Street.

Police said she may have been the victim of a robbery, as the strap from her handbag had been found but the bag itself was missing.

They added that the woman was "fighting for her life" and that her family had been traced.

They have asked anyone with any information to contact them.

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