Woman forced to hand over purse in Basildon

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a mother was forced to hand over her purse after being approached by three men.

The woman was walking along Vange Hill Drive in Basildon with her children just after 4pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 when one of the three men demanded she hand over cash.

The victim handed over her purse which contained a £10 note. The men took the money before throwing the purse back at the woman and making off towards The Barge Inn pub.