Northern Ireland

Elderly woman is knocked down and robbed in Newtownards

A 86-year-old woman has been knocked to the ground and injured by a man who stole her handbag in Newtownards, County Down.

She was attacked in the Donaghadee Road area of the town shortly after 13:15 BST on Wednesday.

She was taken to hospital to be treated for her injuries which are not believed to be life threatening at this stage.

Police said the robber had dark hair and was wearing a blue coat.