Arrest made in Washington robbery probe

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.
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A MAN has been arrested after a woman was robbed after she got off a bus.

The 50-year-old from Washington has been questioned and bailed pending further inquiries after he was arrested on suspicion of robbery during the weekend.

It follows a disturbance in Westerhope Road in Barmston in the town last Monday, October 6, at around 8.45pm.

A 20-year-old woman had got off the M2A and has told detectives she was attacked from behind and pulled to the ground by a man.

He took her mobile phone, which she was able to recover, and £10.

She was left with a bleeding nose and cracked ribs in the struggle.

Police are continuing to carry out extra patrols in the area.

Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1155 061014, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.