A WOMAN in her 50s has suffered head injuries after she was attacked for her handbag.

The woman is believed to have been pushed to the floor and then kicked in the back of the head by the suspect. 

A police spokesperson said: “Police were called to a report of a robbery in which a handbag was stolen in Newton Street, in Ferryhill, at about 7.20pm on Tuesday night.

“A woman sustained minor head injuries during the incident.

“Anyone with any information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident 376 of June 4.”