A DRUG user who attacked a pensioner on the street before going through his pockets and stealing cash, has avoided prison.

Andrea Danova, 39, of no fixed abode, assaulted the 73-year-old man on March 21 at around 12.20pm.

The man was uninjured during the assault in Slough.

On Monday (April 30) Danova pleaded guilty to robbery at Reading Crown Court and was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months.

She was also ordered to undertake a drug rehabilitation programme for 25 days and 12 months respectively.

Additionally Danova was issued with a restraining order with a number of conditions.

Investigating officer, Det Con Samuel French of the Investigation Hub based at Slough police station, said: “Danova preyed on a vulnerable man, and stole his pension money.

“The robbery has left him nervous of strangers and very shaken.

“I hope that the victim is able to take some comfort from this conviction, and I hope that Danova takes the opportunity to rehabilitate herself and realise the impact of her actions have had on the victim.”