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Douglas man arrested in connection with mugging of 72-year-old woman

Tennis Road, Douglas Image copyright Google
Image caption Isle of Man police said the pensioner was making her way to the shops when a man approached her from behind and snatched her purse

Police have arrested a man from Douglas in connection with the alleged mugging of a 72-year-old woman.

The incident occurred around noon on Sunday when the pensioner was allegedly robbed of her purse - containing about £30 - on Tennis Road in Douglas.

Police said although the woman, who was on her way to the shops, was not injured, she was left "badly shaken".

A man has since been arrested and released on bail. Police want anyone with information to contact them.

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