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100-Year Old Robbed On The Street Of Derby Is Dead

A 100-year-old widow who had her neck broken as she was mugged on the way to church has died.

Sophia Kaczan was left covered in blood and with a fractured cheekbone after being thrown to the pavement as the thug grabbed her leather bag from behind.

Incredibly, the 'resilient' pensioner managed to stumble to her church, still clutching one of the bag's gold straps.

The pensioner was taken to hospital after the mugging on May 28 with what police initially said were 'non-life threatening injuries'. However, she has now died.

Police in Derbyshire said that a 39-year-old man had been released under investigation in relation to the robbery.

Detectives are now asking for help to trace the owner of a Seat Leon that was seen in the area at the time of the attack and was abandoned in a car park days later.

At the time, neighbours said they feared that Mrs Kaczan could have had as much as £1,000 in the bag because she had a big electricity bill to pay and did not like leaving money in the house.

Neighbours Stacia and Gary Fitzsimmons said Mrs Kaczan's bag was later found dumped, with the utility bill for about £900 still in it. May her soul rest in peace.

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