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8 January 2014, 11:50 | Updated: 8 January 2014, 12:11
A 71 year old woman has been assaulted and robbed as she walked in Hitchin.
It happened on Friday 27th December as the pensioner was walking with her partner on Whinbush Road.
The offender approached her from behind and pushed her to the floor.
He then took her handbag and ran off down a footpath which leads to Bancroft Gardens.
The victim suffered severe bruising to her hip as a result of the incident.
The offender is described as a male who was wearing a light coloured sleeved top with the hood up. He had a small backpack on his back and was wearing light coloured trainers.