A 14-YEAR-OLD girl has admitted to fracturing a 91-year-old woman's hip in an attack in Pinner.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, ambushed Joyce Sieminski, in Marsh Road, on October 9, stealing the purse from her handbag and then pushing her to the floor.

The pensioner, who was 91 at the time, was sent crashing to the ground on her own doorstep, and the injury has left her struggling to live an independent life, police say.

The girl, a Bulgarian national, was caught after two witnesses chased her from Marsh Road, around the back of a nearby council estate, before finding her hiding in the bushes of a garden in Eastcote Road.

They led her back to the scene where she was arrested.

Mrs Sieminski was taken to Northwick Park Hospital for treatment.

PC Andy McEwan, of the Harrow Police robbery squad, said: “The victim has lost her independence. She's been down about it, and depressed.

“She has trouble getting washed and dressing, and I think she wouldn't be overly happy about going out of the house on her own even she were able to.

“An extremely spirited member of the public witnessed the incident and chased after the 14-year-old, joined by another very publicly spirited citizen.

“We would like to thank them very much for their efforts.”

The girl pleaded guilty to theft and actual bodily harm (ABH) at Harrow Crown Court and was remanded in custody for sentencing on March 1.