Search

Sanchez Edwards arrested over robbery of 92-year-old woman in Hoxton

PUBLISHED: 18:50 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:21 11 July 2017

Sanchez Edwards. Picture: METROPOLITAN POLICE

Sanchez Edwards. Picture: METROPOLITAN POLICE

Archant

The man wanted by police over the chilling robbery of a 92-year-old woman in Hoxton has been arrested, Scotland Yard said.

Sanchez Edwards, 28, was arrested in Mile End, east London, just after midday on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery.

He is currently in custody at an east London police station.

Paranoid schizophrenic Edwards had absconded while on unescorted leave from the John Howard Centre in May but no appeal was ever issued for his arrest. Police said he was deemed “medium risk”.

CCTV of the robbery showed the recently widowed pensioner being dragged along the road as she clung onto her handbag.

Latest East London News Stories

Yesterday, 14:00

We talk to hundreds of local business owners every day; we hear their concerns, understand their challenges and share in their successes.

In August Ofsted inspected Tower Hamlets Children’s Services to check for progress since the disastrous April 2017 report that condemned Children’s Services as ’inadequate’.

Fri, 19:00

Seven youth projects in Tower Hamlets have been given a cash boost today from the London Mayor.

Fri, 18:18

Tower Hamlets Council has unanimously agreed to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

Fri, 15:53

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, was joined by charity bosses, police officers and community groups at a violent crime summit today.

Fri, 13:48

A coach driver has been jailed for 15 months for causing the death of a cyclist in Whitechapel.

Fri, 11:59

Neighbours have lost their battle to stop a developer demolishing part of a Grade II-listed hospital.

Fri, 09:36

A physiotherapist from Tower Hamlets swam the English Channel after being inspired by her patients.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now