Christmas robbery appeal in Mansfield

Police are hunting a man who stole a pensioner’s handbag in Mansfield over Christmas.

It happened around 4pm on Christmas Eve in an alleyway between Union Street and St John Street, Mansfield.

The 68-year-old woman was assaulted by the man who then stole her handbag, which contained money, bank cards, her purse and passport. Her walking stick was also taken.

She was treated at hospital for a lip injury and has since been released.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 7” to 5ft 8” tall, and of slim build.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dc Dave Sadler at Mansfield CID on 101 ext 806 3733 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.