Cancer sufferer attacked

A woman suffering from terminal cancer, who was injured during a robbery, has released a photograph of her injuries in a bid to help find her attacker.

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Full Report: Woman rallies to find her attacker

A cancer patient in her sixties who was mugged outside her home has issued an appeal for witnesses to help the police catch her attacker.

Marilyn Massie has terminal cancer and was walking home after a night with friends when she was pushed to the ground by a man on a bicycle.

Mrs Massie broke her wrist and was left with bad bruises to her face.

However, as Lucy Taylor reports, she will not let the assault stop her enjoying the rest of her life.

Watch Lucy's full report below.

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Police condemn "callous and cowardly attack" on Ashington woman

Police have condemned an attack on an Ashington woman which left her with injuries to her face and wrist as "callous and cowardly."

"This was a callous and cowardly attack on a vulnerable woman.

"The victim was approached from behind and sustained a broken wrist and nose after being pushed face first to the ground during the robbery. She also has extensive facial cuts and bruising and required stitches to her lip.

"We are determined to bring her attacker to justice and I hope that anyone with information about the robbery will do the right thing and pick up the phone."

– Detective Sergeant Tracey Moore

Terminal cancer sufferer attacked in Ashington

A woman suffering from terminal cancer, who was injured during a robbery, is releasing a photograph of her injuries in a bid to help find her attacker.

63-year-old Marilyn Massie was walking along Chestnut Street in Ashington around 11pm on Sunday 25 August when she was approached by a young man riding a bike who assaulted her and stole her handbag.

Her wrist and nose were injured in the attack and she was taken to Wansbeck Hospital for treatment before being discharged.

The man rode off with her handbag - which contained a red purse and a mobile phone. The handbag is mink coloured, suede textured and has a brass clasp.

The man is:

  • In his late teens or early 20s
  • Dark hair
  • Of slim build
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