‘They can’t keep a good girl down!’ Woman, 80, defiant following ‘cowardly’ Bolton mugging

An 80-year-old woman whose mugging was captured on camera in Bolton has quipped ‘they can’t keep a good girl down’.

Jane Campbell was followed by two men and left face down on the floor after her bag was snatched while walking home from a chemist in Deane.

The robbery, which took place around 11.45am on May 14, was caught on CCTV cameras.

Ms Campbell said: “The one that jumped on me from behind I heard he was shouting to someone on the other side of the road in a foreign language.

“It has knocked my confidence for going out. I would be frightened to get my pension on my own as people might just follow me out.

“Unfortunately my partner is ill but I have managed to visit my sister, who lives four doors down, most nights.

“But I will be ok, they can’t keep a good girl down.”

The bag was later found and nothing had been taken.

One suspect is described as in his late teens, 5ft 3in tall, of slim to medium build, had black hair and wore a royal blue top.

The other is described as being slightly taller than the first, medium build and wore a grey hooded top with the hood up.

Detective Constable David Fox of Greater Manchester Police said: “From what we have been told, we believe the offenders were the same people who were seen by the bus stop and in the road.

“The elderly lady has simply made a trip to her local chemist to pick up her prescription and walked home.

“Unknowingly to her, she was followed. It is an absolute disgrace these cowardly men have targeted her in such a way and we are determined to find them.

“She was spun around in such a force, she fell, hitting the floor with her face.

“I would ask anyone who may have any information or recognise the description of the pair to contact us.”

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