Bag snatcher targeted student

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POLICE are hunting a bag snatcher who targeted a student.

The woman was walking along Finchale Road, Framwellgate, Durham, in the early hours of Sunday, April 1.

The victim was approached “numerous times” before her bag was stolen.

The attacker, who ran off down Kirby Road, is described as 18 to 20 years old, about 5ft 6inches tall, of thin build and with fair short hair.

He was wearing a white T-shirt and spoke with a local accent.

A spokesman for Durham Police said: “This was a distressing incident for the victim.”