04/02/2014 04:59 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Grandma Sabina Harrison, Grandma, Battered In Random Attack; Cops Seek Witnesses

A 78-year-old U.K. grandmother said she is afraid to leave her house after she was brutally attacked during a mugging.

Sabina Harrison, who has four grandchildren, told the West Yorkshire Police Department that she was on her way to a bus stop when she was grabbed from behind by someone attempting to steal her purse. Harrison fell to the ground and hit her head, according to Metro News.


“They kept on until they got me on the ground and then they dragged me along the floor,” Harrison told The Mirror.

Harrison said she suffered bruising all along her body and face from the February 28th incident. Authorities released images of the battered grandmother this week in the hopes that someone might come forward with details of the attack, according to The Daily Mail.

"We hope the impact of this image will encourage anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward," Police Chief Philip Dodsworth said in a statement.

Four teens have been arrested in connection with the crime, but were released on bail pending further investigation.

The elderly suspect told multiple publications she is afraid to leave her home after the ordeal.

“I have two artificial hips so I was very worried about them," she said. "It happened so quickly and I didn’t get a look at them. It was just the last thing I expected. I didn’t have anything valuable in my bag so I don’t know why they targeted me. I want to just forget about it all and not let this beat me.”

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