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 Detectives appeal after elderly lady is robbed in Darlington


Detectives are appealing for information after an elderly lady was robbed in Darlington.

The victim, a 70-year-old woman was making her way to the bingo when she was approached by a man and woman along Neasham Road shortly after 7pm on bonfire night (November 5).

The suspects approached the lady and asked for a cigarette. A struggle ensued and the suspects grabbed the lady’s purse from her handbag before making off on foot towards Copper Beech pub.

Officers are now keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident particularly those walking towards the fireworks display at the Northern Echo arena.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to call DC Paul Dickenson on 101 quoting reference number 413 of November 5.