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A thug has stolen the purse of an 82 year old woman who lay dying in the road after being hit by a lorry.

While she laid helpless a passing thug stole her purse.

The lady was hit by a lorry in Leigh Road, Manchester at 11.45am on Wednesday.

Witnesses have said a man approached the woman laying in the road and stole her purse.

Moments later emergency services arrived pronouncing her dead.

Detective Sergeant Neil Lawless has said “This is one of the most disgusting crimes I have ever investigated and I find it hard to believe someone could stoop so low to commit such a horrific offence.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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