Woman (48) mugged in Colne town centre

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A WOMAN has been left shaken after she was mugged in Colne town centre.

The 48-year-old woman was walking along Market Place at noon on Friday, April 15th, when a man ran up to her grabbing her handbag and another shopping bag.

He then ran off in the direction of the Co-operative in Market Street.

Police have described the man as in his 20s, of Asian heritage, with a goatee beard.

He was wearing denim jeans, a short black anorack and white trainers.

Det. Sgt. Charlie Haynes from Pendle CID said: The incident took place in the middle of the day in a busy part of the town centre.

“The woman was left shaken and with bruises.”

The handbag was black with a silver buckle and contained a savings account book, bank cards and keys.

A silver gift bag was also stolen which contained cosmetics.

Police say they are examining CCTV footage of the incident.

Anyone with information about the theft should contact 472441 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.