Woman has purse snatched

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A SPIKY-HAIRED villain snatched a purse from an elderly woman.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the man with a “distinctive spiky haircut” targeted a women in her 70s at Hetton bus station.

The victim was waiting at Stand A at 1.45pm on Saturday when the offender snatched the purse containing cash and cards.

The man ran away from the woman through Front Street towards Station Road.

Anyone who has any information about the theft is asked to contact police on 03456 043 043 ext 69191, quoting reference number 785 of 29/1/11.