Woman hurt in Sunderland mugging

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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.