Appeal over mobile phone theft

DETECTIVES are investigating after a 51-year-old woman was pushed over in the street by two youths who grabbed and smashed her mobile phone.

It happened at 12.30pm on Thursday, on the B1281 road, between Castle Eden and Blackhall, near the Hesleden turn off.

The youths are believed to have been under 13 and wore grey and green hoodies.

Anyone with information is asked to ring Peterlee CID on (0191) 3752611.