Bag Thief Seriously Injures Elderly Woman

9 September 2010, 07:38 | Updated: 9 September 2010, 15:20

Detectives in Shirley have charged a man after an elderly woman was left with head, elbow and pelvis injuries after an attempted bag snatch.

It happened as the 86-year-old was walking along Cannon Street near Shirley High Street at around 5.10pm on Tuesday, September 7th. 

Lee Pierce, aged 39 of Ellwood Avenue, Thornhill, Southampton, is charged with attempted robbery and grievous bodily harm.

He appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court on Thursday, September 9th.