Shopper’s ordeal

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A SHOPPER was injured when a hooded thug tried to steal her handbag.

Police say a man wearing a dark hooded top targeted a woman in her 50s on the Morrisons car park in Haydock Street, Newton-le-Willows, at about 9.30am last Monday (July 25).

The woman suffered injuries to her arm and head in a struggle with the offender after he tried to steal her bag as she packed shopping into her car.

The man, who was wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up, cycled away along Foundry Street on a black mountain bike with red stripes on the frame.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information, is asked to contact police on 0151 777 6075 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.