A 37-year-old female mugger who pulled a pensioner to the ground in a “tug of war” tussle over her handbag has been jailed.
She refused to answer any questions from the police and did not turn up for her appearance at the crown court. Turpin was arrested on a warrant and pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and to failing to answer to her bail. She was then remanded in custody for sentence.
The judge, Recorder Simon Batiste, asked if Mrs Simpson had provided a victim personal statement detailing the physical and psychological impact of the robbery but was told she had not.