(DAILYMAIL) — A thief stole the handbag of a hit-and-run victim as her decapitated body lay in the road, a court heard yesterday.

Marc Kirvin, 46, picked up the bag, which contained £1,600 in cash, minutes after grandmother Sawari Ashraf, 62, was hit by a lorry.

The impact propelled Mrs Ashraf’s bag 400ft from her body and Kirvin claimed he did not know an accident had occurred.

He told police he was looking for work that day and had taken the money “because of greed.”

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