Northern Ireland

Strabane robber hits woman during struggle over handbag

A Strabane woman has been assaulted and robbed in her home on Monday afternoon.

The woman found her attacker in the kitchen of her house on the Ligford Road and struggled with him as he tried to take her handbag.

During the struggle he struck her on the head. She was not seriously hurt but was left in a distressed state.

The man is described as bald, with a thick ginger beard and he spoke with a southern Irish accent.