Woman mugged in Portsmouth street

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A WOMAN was knocked to the ground by a mugger as she walked alone in Portsmouth city centre.

The 21-year-old was attacked by the robber between 9.30pm and 9.45pm last night in Greetham Street.

The man, who is described as white and in his 20s, grabbed the woman’s handbag with such force that she fell to the pavement.

The robber then put his hand into her bag and stole the woman’s wallet, before running off across the nearby railway bridge.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said the woman cut her right elbow as she fell.

The man is described as 6ft, of medium build. He was wearing a scarf with patterned squares which covered most of his face, a khaki-coloured duffle-style coat and dark trousers.

The spokesman added: ‘Anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting reference 44160132887.’