Appeal for information after a 72 year old woman is robbed on her way to church on New Year’s Eve

Gwent Police are appealing for information after a 72 year old woman was assaulted and robbed on New Year’s Eve as she walked from her car to her local church with her husband.

At approximately 7pm, the woman was knocked unconscious and received facial injuries as a result of the incident. 

The couple were on their way to the Emmanuel Evangelical Church on Rutland Place in Newport.

The victim’s handbag is still missing and we are urging members of the public to keep an eye out for it in their gardens in and around the locality of the attack. 

The handbag is black faux leather and from Marks & Spencer, it’s medium in size with pink lining.

We are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or anyone who may have knowledge of the person responsible, to please get in touch by contacting Gwent Police on 101 quoting log: 345 31/12/17