Dreadlocked attacker pulled pensioner to ground by her hair in Ridley Road market

Ridley Road market in Dalston.

Ridley Road market in Dalston. - Credit: Archant

A 73-year old woman was pulled by her hair to the ground before a robber with waist-length dreadlocks stole her handbag in broad daylight in busy Ridley Road Market.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following the attack on Friday July 31 at 5pm, which saw the victim receiving treatment for grazing to her knees and swelling to her wrist.

The bag contained the money she had withdrawn from a bank just moments earlier.

The man police want to speak with is black with black waist-length dreadlocks.

Anyone with information should call Hackney police on 020 7275 3210 or 101 quoting reference 4619546/15, or callCrimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.