73-year-old’s bag snatched

AN elderly woman had her handbag stolen from a Wallsend club on Tuesday night.

The 73-year-old’s bag was snatched off a table in the concert room of the Coronation Social Club at around 8pm.

The thief is described as white man in his mid-30s. He is tall and of stocky build, with short thinning hair and a bald patch.

He was wearing dark trousers, a cream hooded jacket and white trainers.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 03456 043043 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.