Woman injured in violent bag-snatch attack in NSW

A woman has suffered a serious head injury after being attacked by a bag thief in Newcastle.

The 57-year-old was walking home along Shephers Place around 5.00pm yesterday, when a man approached her from behind and tried to grab her handbag.

As a result, the woman fell to the ground, hitting her head on the pavement.


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The man fled the scene on foot and was last seen heading towards Newcastle foreshore.

He is described as being aged in his 30’s, with long brown curly shoulder length hair, wearing a white t-shirt with red stripes and dark blue/black tracksuit pants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.