Woman, 89, has three teeth knocked out in robbery

An 89-year-old woman lost three teeth in a street robbery in Westbourne Green on Tuesday of last week.

She was attacked outside Newton Road Medical Centre at 9.30am, when the thief approached her from behind and tried to snatch her handbag.

She tried to stop him from taking it, but was shoved to the ground, suffering a cut lip and losing the teeth.

The robber was white, about 16, 5ft 10ins tall, with short black hair. He was wearing black trousers and a white T-shirt under a black denim jacket.

Pc Rob Lynas, from the Westminster Robbery Unit, said: “This is a shocking and violent attack on an elderly lady causing significant injury.” ”

Witnesses can contact Pc Lynas on 020 7321 6716.