Mugging incident at Goldthorpe

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a mugging involving an elderly woman at Goldthorpe.

The pensioner, in her 70s, was knocked to the ground by a robber who made off with her handbag last Saturday.

The Barnsley Road incident took place at around 5.30pm.

A police spokeswoman said: “The elderly lady was not seriously hurt but was badly shaken up by what happened.”

Police launched an investigation and have asked for any witnesses to contact them using the 101 number, quoting crime reference 949 of February 11.