Five women attacked and robbed teenager outside Sunderland cricket club

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old woman was robbed in Sunderland.

The robbery took place just after 10pm on Monday June 3 in Thompson Road in Southwick, near to Thompson Park.

The 18-year-old was approached by five women who dragged her to the entrance of Monkwearmouth Cricket Club and grabbed her handbag from her. They made off with cash from her bag.

The teenager attended hospital for minor injuries.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in Thompson Road and witnessed the incident or may be able to help identify the group of women.

Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.