A pub landlady was mown down by violent thugs who followed her home and mugged her in the street.
Carol Frain, 54, who runs the Spangled Bull in Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, had her handbag snatched and was struck by a car which then reversed back over her.
Mrs Frain suffered a double hip fracture, a broken shoulder and spinal injuries and underwent surgery in hospital.
The attack happened around midnight on Friday after Mrs Frain and husband Shaun, 44, took a taxi from the pub in Town Street the short distance to the family home in Frances Road.
Police believe two men in a car had been watching the pub and followed the taxi, targeting the night’s takings.
As Mr Frain paid the driver a man ran up and grabbed Mrs Frain’s bag. She refused to let go and was dragged toward a waiting car.
The passenger jumped into the car and the driver smashed into Mrs Frain before reversing over her in a bid to escape the narrow street.
Mrs Frain’s two daughters Amie, 23, and Dannielle, 22, came out and Dannielle, licensee at the pub, dialled 999.
Amie told of her shock and said: “My dad was just hysterical. We had only buried my grandad the day before.
“They had been watching the pub and followed the taxi. The passenger from the car mugged my mum and she chased after him.
“The road is only narrow and the taxi was in the road and they had nowhere to go. The car hit my mum and then reversed back over her.
“She was conscious and wanted to get up but couldn’t feel her legs.”
Mrs Frain had surgery at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield on Saturday. The thieves escaped with cash, not thought to be the pub takings.
Police described the mugger as white with dark hair and a foreign accent.
Det Insp Andy Leonard, of Kirklees CID, described the attack as “particularly nasty” and appealed for witnesses or anyone who saw a vehicle speeding away in the local area.
Anyone with information should contact Det Con Willetts at Kirklees CID on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.