Woman has bag stolen while on cycle track

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A WOMAN had her handbag snatched from her in Blyth.

The 24-year-old woman was walking along the cycle track between Twentieth Avenue and Newsham Road, heading towards Blyth Sports Centre, at around 11.15am on Thursday, August 11.

She was approached from behind and had her bag snatched from her shoulder.

The man then ran off in the direction of the sports centre.

He is described as being around 6ft tall, of skinny build and was wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a grey, hooded top.

Anyone who was in the area where the theft took place and who may have seen anything that could help police with their enquiries is asked to contact them on 03456 043043 ext 69191.