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Sanchez Edwards to be sentenced today for violent robbery on woman, 92, in Hoxton

PUBLISHED: 11:56 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:58 31 January 2018

Sanchez Edwards. Picture credit: Met Police.

Sanchez Edwards. Picture credit: Met Police.

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A violent drug addict who dragged a 92-year-old woman along the pavement during a robbery in Hoxton will be sentenced today.

Sanchez Edwards, 28, carried out the brutal attack as the pensioner made her way to the Lawson Medical Centre off Hoxton Street, on June 27 last year.

The recently-widowed woman suffered severe bruising and was left with cracked ribs and a limp.

Edwards was a paranoid schizophrenic patient who had failed to return to psychiatric unit in Hackney from unescorted leave in May.

He was arrested in Bethnal Green Gardens on July 10 and admitted robbery at an earlier hearing last August.

He will be sentenced at Wood Green Court.

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