Woman mugged of handbag on old railway path

A woman was robbed of her bag as she walked along a pathway during broad daylight.

Monday, 6th November 2017, 6:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 8:30 am
The Black Path runs under a series of tunnels leading up to the town centre in Seaham. Image copyright Google Maps.

The woman was on the Black Path, which runs from Seaham's railway station to the town centre off Harbour Walk, when she was targeted by a thief.

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The incident happened at 2.45pm on Saturday near to one of the tunnels close to the town centre.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Norman Foster of Peterlee CID by ringing 101 and quoting crime reference CRI00088240.