A WOMAN was slapped before being robbed during a city centre street attack.
The 35-year-old was walking along Vine Street, Sunderland, when a man came up from behind her and slapped her across the face.
He then grabbed her handbag and fled.
The victim was left with a cut lip.
A 17-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery, and released on police bail.
The incident happened at 1.05am on Saturday.