Eastbourne woman victim of Easter Sunday robbery

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A woman had her handbag torn from her grasp during a street robbery in Eastbourne on Easter Sunday.

The incident happened at about 4.15pm as the victim, a local woman, was walking on her own in Bourne Street near its junction with Langney Road.

She was approached by a man riding a silver mountain bike on the pavement who took hold of her handbag and, after a struggle, ripped it from her.

A police spokesperson said: “We believe this incident would have been witnessed by members of the public and are asking anyone with information to contact us. Please call 101 and quote serial 0816 of 31 March if you have information, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”