An 85-year-old woman is recovering after being robbed in Weston-super-Mare in what police are calling a "cowardly and nasty attack".
Mary Littler was left with a bruised face after she had been pushed to the ground while on her way home from a pharmacy.
She said she lived in Worle for 35 years and had never experienced anything like it.
The robbery happened on Wednesday, 19 September around 9.25am on a pathway along Queen's Way, towards Beckett road and behind Worle Glass and Joinery.
The man made off towards Sainsbury’s with her handbag, which is described as black with a large handle.
The man is described as white, around 5 feet 5 tall and of average build. He is believed to be in his late teens. He was wearing a navy hoody.
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Anyone with any information is urged to call 101, giving the call handler the reference number 5218210225.