Eldery woman assaulted in Ashington

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An elderly woman required hospital treatment after a robbery in Ashington.

At 11pm on Sunday, August 25, a 63- year-old woman was walking along Chestnut Street when she was approached from behind by a young man riding a bike who assaulted her and stole her handbag.

She received an injury to her wrist and nose at was taken to hospital for treatment.

The offender is described as being in his late teens early 20s with dark hair and of slim build.

Contact police on 101 with any information.