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."