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Mugging Victim Releases Image Of Injuries
A terminal cancer suffer was left with horrific injuries when she was beaten by a mugger attempting to steal her handbag.
Marilyn Massie allowed police to release a photo of the nasty wounds to her wrist and nose in a bid to help find her attacker.
The 63-year-old was assaulted by a man on a bike in Chestnut Avenue, Ashington, Northumberland, on Sunday at around 11pm.
She was treated at Wansbeck District Hospital before being discharged.
Detective Sergeant Tracey Moore said: "This was a callous and cowardly attack on a vulnerable woman.
"The victim was approached from behind and sustained a broken wrist and nose after being pushed face first to the ground during the robbery.
"She also has extensive facial cuts and bruising and required stitches to her lip.
"We are determined to bring her attacker to justice and I hope that anyone with information about the robbery will do the right thing and pick up the phone."
Her attacker rode off with her handbag containing a small amount of cash in a red purse and a mobile phone.
He was described as being in his late teens or early 20s, with dark hair and a slim build.
The handbag is mink coloured and suede textured with double shoulder straps and a brass clasp.