Teen Arrested for Allegedly Attacking and Robbing Elderly Woman Near Darent Valley Hospital

Teen Arrested for Allegedly Attacking and Robbing Elderly Woman Near Darent Valley Hospital

Teen Arrested for Alleged Attack on Elderly Woman Near Darent Valley Hospital

A shocking incident occurred near Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford when a teenager allegedly attacked an elderly woman and stole her handbag.

The victim, a woman in her 70s, was walking along a footpath near Gore Road when she encountered a person walking in the opposite direction. Suddenly, she was struck from behind and fell to the ground as her handbag was snatched from her.

The victim managed to make her way to Darent Valley Hospital, where she reported the incident to the police. It was later discovered that six attempts were made to use her credit cards at various shops in Gravesend on the same day.

Yesterday, a 17-year-old boy was arrested in Gravesend by police officers who also found cannabis in his possession. He was later charged with robbery, six counts of fraud, and one count of possessing a class B drug.

The teenager, who is from Dartford, has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (January 25). The victim is said to be recovering from her injuries, but the incident has left the community in shock.

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