A WOMAN was knocked to the ground as a thug snatched her handbag.
The 58-year-old was walking on the steps of the walkway leading from Glebe to the swimming baths in Washington when the man grabbed her bag.
During the tussle in Princess Anne Park in Biddick, she was knocked over and her bag was stolen.
She was left shocked and suffered minor injuries, which were treated by staff at a medical centre.
The theft happened yesterday at 7.40am.
Police are appealing for witnesses and have asked anyone with information to call 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.