A WOMAN has been left badly shaken and afraid to go out after she was indecently assaulted and mugged.

The incident happened at about 10pm on Tuesday, when the 21-year-old was approached by two men in Brabourn Gardens, Hemlington, Middlesbrough.

They pushed her up against a garden fence, grabbed her purse, then indecently assaulted her. The men, both in their early 20s, got away with more than £40 in cash. Although the woman was not physically hurt, she was left extremely shocked and upset.

One man was 6ft 2ins and slim, with dark hair. The other was about 5ft 2ins and slim, with light brown hair.

Sergeant Chris Garner, of Middlesbrough Police, said: "This incident has now left the woman feeling vulnerable and afraid of going out on her own."

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on (01642) 303118 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.