AN 82-year-old Gran currently told how she furiously fought back at a womanlike pirate who strangled her with her own dog lead in her doorway.
Catherine Smith was beaten black and blue and left wanting stitches after a lady pounded her when she returned to her terraced residence on her mobility scooter.
As she lay dumbfounded in her hallway, the lady ran upstairs and grabbed £61 cash before fleeing.
Recalling the terrifying attack in Streatham, south London last Thursday, Catherine said: “I was bringing the scooter in and she was sat on the wall outward and she said, ‘I’m watchful for Tracey.
“She said, ‘Can we use your toilet’ and we said, ‘No’, we let Katie (her dog) in and took her collar and lead off.
“As we went in and non-stop the doorway she pushed me onto the stairs and she said, ‘Give me your money, give me your money’.
“I was fighting back and we was punching her as much as we could and we grabbed hold of her wherever we could and was fighting her.
“She grabbed hold of the dog lead and wrapped it turn my throat and pulled it, we thought, ‘Oh my God I’m going to die.
“I could feel it getting tighter and tighter and we felt my exhale going but we got my fingers underneath the lead and pulled it unexpected and pulled it down.”
In the conflict Catherine was also struck turn the conduct with her scooter horse – leaving a 4cm low wound.
She added: “She bashed my conduct in and punched me in the eyes.
“She got hold of my little finger and she focussed it back so distant that it bled, she was trying to mangle it, we had to have 3 stitches.
“I grabbed every partial of her we could, we was utterly astounded at the strength we had in me, we hung on as much as we could.
The thug, described as a black Jamaican lady in her 30s, was wearing a hoodie during the attack.
It’s suspicion she followed Catherine home after spotting her in a circuitously park.
She done off with £61 after using upstairs and swiping the cash from Catherine’s bedroom.
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Catherine’s cries for help alerted a bystander who came to her aid.
She was then treated for her injuries in hospital.
Detective Constable Vicky Vincent said: “This was a infamous unprovoked attack on an aged exposed woman’s own doorstep.
“The attack has left her very distressed.
“We would inspire anyone with information or any witnesses to hit us as a matter of coercion so we can bring the person obliged for this iniquitous crime to justice.”
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