Woman shaken after mugging

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A PENSIONER was shaken up after being mugged at a shopping parade.

The 68-year-old woman had her purse and handbag stolen as she walked along Northgate, on the Headland, Hartlepool.

The incident happened at about 11.30am yesterday.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “A male took her bag and ran off.

“The woman was so upset she couldn’t really give us much of a description.

“She was obviously very shaken up by it.”

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to call Hartlepool Police on (01642) 302178 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.