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Robbery victim: Jane Campbell

Robbery victim: Jane Campbell

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The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , crime reporter

FOOTAGE of a pensioner being dragged to the ground during a robbery has been shown on BBC’s Crimewatch.

Jane Campbell, aged 79, was approached from behind by a man who put his hand on her shoulder before running off with her shopping bag in Back Anglia Grove, Deane.

Mrs Campbell lost her balance during the ordeal and fell to the ground, hitting her face, breaking a finger on her left hand and bruising a second finger.

A second man stayed a short distance away, appearing to stand guard.

Several appeals have proved to be fruitless in tracing the men and police have now appealed to TV viewers.

Speaking previously to The Bolton News, Mrs Campbell, a former employee of Rumbelows, said: “My sweater had a lot of blood on afterwards. I am a bit of a fighter and I can’t give in to this.

"It is one of those things that has happened and I want to get over it — you can’t keep a good girl down. It happened quickly. They didn’t say anything to me.”

The footage was shown last night's programme.

The first suspect, who took the bag, was about 17 years old, 5ft 3ins, slim to medium build, with black hair and was wearing a royal or sky blue top.

The second man is thought to be slightly taller, medium build and was wearing a grey hooded top.

Mrs Campbell heard the two men speaking in a foreign language.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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4:39pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Wolfie190 says...

'Mrs Campbell heard the two men speaking in a foreign language.' surprised this wasnt edited out we dont want to offend any foreign muggers now do we.
'Mrs Campbell heard the two men speaking in a foreign language.' surprised this wasnt edited out we dont want to offend any foreign muggers now do we. Wolfie190
  • Score: 15

5:42pm Wed 23 Jul 14

boltonnut says...

Wolfie190 wrote:
'Mrs Campbell heard the two men speaking in a foreign language.' surprised this wasnt edited out we dont want to offend any foreign muggers now do we.
Now now Wolfie, don't upset the B.N.,they've been very open minded of late.They allowed comments on the Khan's Khlan flying that "racist" flag.Also we got to comment on non British footballers complaining about the running of English football clubs.If UKIP upsetting them they might recind our opportunity to comment.
[quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: 'Mrs Campbell heard the two men speaking in a foreign language.' surprised this wasnt edited out we dont want to offend any foreign muggers now do we.[/p][/quote]Now now Wolfie, don't upset the B.N.,they've been very open minded of late.They allowed comments on the Khan's Khlan flying that "racist" flag.Also we got to comment on non British footballers complaining about the running of English football clubs.If UKIP upsetting them they might recind our opportunity to comment. boltonnut
  • Score: 10

7:57pm Wed 23 Jul 14

PERCYPILCHARD says...

Yes wolfie come on... lets not upset the local natives :-) :-)
Yes wolfie come on... lets not upset the local natives :-) :-) PERCYPILCHARD
  • Score: 5

1:15am Thu 24 Jul 14

united99 says...

Shut up you muppets - you talk rubbish as usual.
This was a shocking crime - hope they catch the b------s soon.
Shut up you muppets - you talk rubbish as usual. This was a shocking crime - hope they catch the b------s soon. united99
  • Score: -4

1:15am Thu 24 Jul 14

united99 says...

Shut up you muppets - you talk rubbish as usual.
This was a shocking crime - hope they catch the b------s soon.
Shut up you muppets - you talk rubbish as usual. This was a shocking crime - hope they catch the b------s soon. united99
  • Score: -4

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