Attempted handbag theft in Gosport

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A CYCLIST pulled an elderly woman to the ground in an attempt to steal her handbag.

The 75-year-old was knocked over as she walked along a cycle path near Norman Road, in Gosport.

The suspect was white, in his late teens or early 20s, with a fit physique and broad shoulders.

He was wearing a grey, long-sleeved T-shirt and had short, fair hair.

The 75-year-old victim was not injured and did not need hospital treatment after the incident which took place at 9.30am on Friday.

PC Matthew Morgan, from Gosport police station, said: ‘We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information about the person responsible.’

Anyone with information should contact Gosport police on 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.