Pensioner robbed of handbag in village attack

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A PENSIONER has been robbed of her handbag as she walked along a South Tyneside street.

The 83-year-old was walking along West Meadows Road in Cleadon when she was approached from behind by a man.

He grabbed her bag and ran off with it in the direction of Woodlands Road.

The woman was left shaken but injured.

The robbery happened on December 5, between 9.50pm and 9.55pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191. Callers are asked to quote log number 1315 05/12/04 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.