Woman punched in face during robbery

A WOMAN was punched in the face and had her mobile phone and handbag snatched as she was walking in Cramlington.

The 30-year-old woman was walking along Village Road at 1.30am on Sunday, September 18, speaking on her mobile phone, when she was approached from behind by a man.

The man grabbed the woman’s phone and punched her in the face.

He then stole her handbag and ran off towards Thirston Drive.

The man is described as being white, of slim build and aged around 19 to 20.

He had short dark hair, big eyes, and was wearing a black padded style jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

The woman was left shaken by the incident but not injured.

Anyone who was in the area and who may have any information into the robbery is asked to contact police on 03456 043 043 ext 69191.