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A 72-year-old woman was attacked on New Year's Eve in Newport

Credit: Media Wales

A 72-year-old woman was knocked unconscious and robbed on her way to church on New Year's Eve in Newport.

The woman was walking from a car to the Emmanuel Evangelical Church on Rutland Place with her husband when the attack happened.

Her handbag is still missing and police are urging people to look for it in their gardens and around the area of the attack.

The handbag is being described as black faux leather and from Marks & Spencer. It’s medium in size with pink lining.

We are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or anyone who may have knowledge of the person responsible, to please get in touch by contacting Gwent Police on 101 quoting log: 345 31/12/17.

– Police spokeswoman