Handbag thief attacks teenager

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A WOMAN was left hurt after she had her handbag stolen.

The 19-year-old had been walking along Chester Road at 11.40am on Monday, when she was approached from behind by a man who snatched her bag.

She was left with an injury to her hand by the man, described as about 19 years old, with short blond hair, wearing a light blue jacket.

The thief stole a mobile phone from the handbag before discarding it in Chepstow Street.

Any witnesses to the incident, or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.