Sabina Harrison in robbery attack in Leeds
Sabina HarrisonWest Yorkshire Police

A pensioner suffered horrific injuries after she was knocked to the ground by four youths in a street mugging in Leeds.

Grandmother Sabina Harrison, 78, fell and hit her head after one of the youths snatched her handbag from her shoulder as she was walking down Milan Road, Harehills, on February 28.

She received facial injuries and other bruising and was treated in hospital.

The four youths were seen running off along Ashton Road after the incident.

The four, aged 14, 15, 16 and 17, from Manchester, were later arrested in connection with the incident but have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

West Yorkshire Police are now looking for anyone who may have witnessed the robbery to come forward to help their investigation.

PC Philip Dodsworth, of Leeds District CID, said: "The photo of the victim is particularly graphic and shows the nasty facial injuries she received in this incident.

"We hope the impact of this image will encourage anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward. We are particularly keen to speak to one potential witness - the driver of a gold or silver Mark IV Volkswagen Golf which was seen on CCTV in Ashton Road approaching the junction with Milan Road just before the incident.

"The victim, who was wearing a bright red coat, crosses the junction in front of that car shortly before being robbed and the person in the vehicle may have seen who else was around at the time.

"I would urge anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation to contact me."

Anyone with information should contact contact PC 4319 Dodsworth at Stainbeck Police Station via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.