Wire saves mugging victim

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A WOMAN fought off a teenager with a roll of chicken wire as he tried to steal her purse.

The 55-year-old was pushed from behind and made a grab for the purse as she walked towards Leigh’s Lord Street at about 3.30pm on February 4.

But the victim happened to be carrying chicken wire which she swung at her 15-year-old assailant hitting him in the chest. The teen, described as white, about 5ft 3in tall, of slim build and wearing a grey tracksuit, then ran off.

Anyone with details is asked to call police on 0161 856 5308.