Thief targets teen

A TEENAGE girl had her purse snatched from her in Ashington.

The thief struck while the 17-year-old was walking along Second Avenue at 10am on Thursday, September 29.

The purse-snatcher is described as being a white man aged around 20. He was wearing a red baseball cap and grey jogging bottoms.

Inquiries are ongoing, and police are appealing for any potential witnesses in Second Avenue at the time to get in touch.