Murder arrest over 100-year-old mugging victim

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a 100-year-old mugging victim.

Zofia Kaczan died on Wednesday after suffering a broken neck in the attack on 28 May.

Her green handbag was stolen in the robbery at the junction of St Chads Road and Empress Road in Normanton, Derby.

Mrs Kaczan, who also suffered bruising to her face, told police she was approached from behind and knocked over during the assault.

Her green handbag was found around half a mile away with one handle ripped off.

Handbag stolen in robbery
Image: The handbag stolen in the robbery

A 39-year-old man, who was previously arrested on suspicion of robbery, has now been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Mrs Kaczan was unable to provide officers with a description of the suspect.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren De’ath said before the arrest: “This crime is absolutely horrific.

“Mrs Kaczan was a well-loved member of the community and (the fact) she was targeted in this way is disgusting.

this one Officers are seeking anyone who saw this Seat Leon on the day of the robbery. Credit: Derbyshire police
Image: Police found this Seat Leon abandoned two days later. Pic: Derbyshire Police

“There are people in Derby who know the person responsible for this crime and I would urge them to come forward with any information that can help bring those responsible to justice.”

He added: “We have a number of leads that we are pursuing and a post-mortem will take place to determine a cause of death.”

Officers are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Officers are seeking anyone who saw this Seat Leon in Normanton on the day of the attack. Credit: Derbyshire police
Image: Officers are seeking anyone who saw the car in Normanton on the day of the attack. Pic: Derbyshire Police

They are keen to hear from anyone who might have seen a beige Seat Leon with the number plate SL02 KVZ close to where the mugging took place.

The vehicle was found abandoned on Wednesday 30 May in a car park in Jackson Street, Stockbrook.

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Police want to speak to anyone who might have information about the driver.

:: Those with information should call 101 with reference 18*243815, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

From – SkyNews

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