Handbag thief flees

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her handbag snatched.

 The 32-year-old was walking down Hayworth Road in Usworth, Washington, when the grey clutch bag was snatched by a man.

 The shocked victim then saw the bag thief fleeing down the street.

 The incident happened between 1am and 2pm on Sunday, September 25, although details have just been released.

 Anyone with any information should contact police on 03456 043 043 ext 69191.