Disabled woman robbed by youths
11:55am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
A WOMAN with cerebral palsy was robbed as she walked under a motorway bridge in Farnworth.
The 51-year-old was walking home along Loxham Street, Moses Gate, in the direction of Manchester Road at about 11.40am on Tuesday, March 5, when she was attacked.
As she walked under the motorway bridge, she was approached by three boys who demanded she gave them money.
When she told them she did not have any, the boys restrained her by her wrists and again demanded money.
The boys were disturbed by a passerby and they fled empty-handed.
The boys are were Asian, in their early teens, wore dark hooded tops, baseball caps and had their faces covered.
PC Chris Woodburn, from Bolton police, said: "We believe the boys have deliberately waited until the victim has been under the bridge and out of sight from potential witnesses before targeting her.
"Fortunately, a passer by disturbed them and they ran off.
"Although the victim was not hurt, she did not know what would happen to her and has been left shaken.
"Due to the location of the incident, there may not be many witnesses but I would ask anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, paticularly the man who disturbed the group, to contact us."
Anyone with information can phone police on 0161 8565640 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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