Woman, 81, knocked to floor at the shops

February 03 2017

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to talk to after an elderly woman suffered serious injuries when she was knocked to the floor of a shop at Gallagher Retail Park in Longwell Green.

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to talk to after an elderly woman suffered serious injuries when she was knocked to the floor of a shop at Gallagher Retail Park in Longwell Green.

The 81-year-old woman was taken to hospital following the incident which happened in the food hall of Marks and Spencer at around 5.20pm on December 28.

The victim fell to the floor after a man, who was fleeing the shop with a basket full of stolen meat, collided with her.

She needed surgery to her hip and arm for her injuries.

PC Daniel Andrews said: “The man responsible may not have set out to cause the victim harm but for the sake of a few beef steaks has put her in hospital where she required surgery.

“Not only did the victim suffer serious injuries in this incident but she has also been left extremely shaken by it.

“I appreciate the image we’re releasing isn’t that clear but I firmly believe someone will recognise the man from the distinctive T-shirt he is wearing.

“If you are the man pictured, or know who he is, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and provide the reference 5216286855.