CCTV images of attack on woman, 80, in Newport released

Composite photo of the attacker taken from CCTV images
Image caption Police issued these images of the suspect in the street robbery investigation

Gwent Police have issued CCTV images of a suspect after an 80-year-old woman was attacked in the street.

The victim suffered cuts and bruises after she was followed out of a Post Office in Newport last Monday.

The suspect, described as white, aged 30-35, of a thin build and approximately 5ft 8-11ins (1.72m-1.8m) tall, made off with her handbag.

The woman was released from the Royal Gwent Hospital in the city later the same say after treatment.

Detectives said she had been followed out of the Post Office on Caerleon Road onto Somerset Road momements before the robbery.

The attacker is described as bald with a thin and clean shaven face. He was wearing faded jeans and a jacket.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Gwent Police on 01633 838111 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.