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Pensioner knocked over by thief in Oldham

Police are searching for a man who injured a pensioner after knocking her over in Oldham.

It was reported that a suspected shoplifter was seen running from Chadderton Shopping Precinct in Middleton Road at around 2.30pm on Tuesday 25 June and collided with a 75-year-old woman.

The victim suffered a broken wrist and is recovering at home.

Inspector Karen Taylor, from GMP’s Oldham District, said: “This is an awful incident which has resulted in an elderly lady suffering a broken wrist. Thankfully she is recovering well at home but she is understandably shaken and sore after her ordeal. 

“Images of the moment when she was knocked to the ground have been caught on dash-cam and shared on social media. Members of the public will be understandably shocked by this and we would like to speak to the man who features in that footage in connection with this.”

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