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Appeal after robbery in street in Seaton Delaval

20 Dec 2017 11:00 AM

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Police in Northumberland are appealing for information after a woman was robbed in the street.

A 61-year-old woman was walking on Hallington Drive in Seaton Delaval at about 6pm on Saturday December 9, when she was confronted by a man who punched her and stole her bag.

The woman was left with minor injuries from the incident but was understandably left shaken.

The offender is described as a white male, 5ft 8in, clean shaven. He was wearing dark coloured trousers and hoody, and aged between 40-50 years of age.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and extra officers have been patrolling the area but now police have appealed for any witnesses to the incident to get in touch.

Officers particularly want to speak to a man believed to be around 17-years-old who helped the woman, chased the offender and retrieved the handbag.

Anyone who saw the incident, or believes they may have information about the man responsible, should contact officers on 101 quoting reference number 154604J/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.