Police release more CCTV images ‘dangerous’ Hackney mugger

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Image caption Sanchez Edwards, 28, is wanted in connection with a violent robbery and grievous bodily harm of a 92-year-old lady in Hackney.

Detectives have released further CCTV images of a “dangerous” paranoid schizophrenic they are trying to locate.

Sanchez Edwards, 28, is wanted in connection with a violent robbery and grievous bodily harm of a 92-year-old woman in Hackney.

The images were taken at Bethnal Green Tube station at 19:00 BST on 6 July.

Edwards absconded from a medium-secure mental health unit in Hackney a week ago.

He was first sighted at Bethnal Green London Underground Station on 3 July at 12:30 BST wearing very dark clothing and black and white trainers.

His victim cracked ribs due to the force she was dragged along the floor and is in considerable pain.

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Media captionPolice said the woman eventually let go of the bag because she was in so much pain

One of her legs is entirely bruised as well as her hip and stomach. She also sustained a head injury as she struck the ground.

Her family said doctors reacted with shock when they discovered the extent of her injuries.

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Image caption Doctors reacted with shock when they discovered the extent of the victim’s injuries

Det Insp Paul Ridley of Hackney CID described the vittims injuries as “alarming and harrowing”

“The lady remains extremely distraught, will not leave the house as she is terrified and has re-occurring nightmares of her ordeal. She finds it difficult to sleep particularly due to the excruciating pain of her injuries.”

He also warned members of the public Edwards was “a violent, dangerous and unpredictable individual”. who should not be approached.

Edwards is described as a dark skinned black man, 5ft 9ins, with short black hair, medium build and a black beard.


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