South East Wales

Three chase and hold mugger of woman, 80, in Cardiff

Three passers-by chased and held a mugger after an 80-year-old woman was robbed of her handbag and knocked to the ground in a Cardiff street.

They were praised for chasing the robber along three roads after the Sunday afternoon attack in Whitchurch and holding him until police arrived.

South Wales Police thanked the men for "allowing us to make a swift arrest".

A 17-year-old youth from Whitchurch is due to appear at Cardiff Youth Court on 10 February charged with robbery.

Insp Nigel Brock said: "Staff from the nearby bookmakers provided the victim with a cup of tea as she recovered from the incident which left her with cuts and bruises from the fall.

"This kind of incident is rare in Whitchurch and will not be tolerated by neither South Wales Police nor the local community."

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