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Police appeal for information after a woman was robbed on Ness Walk in Inverness

By Federica Stefani

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Police have issued an appeal after a woman had her handbag stolen while walking near the RNI Community Hospital on Sunday.

The 34-year-old was in the area at around 5pm when she was approached from behind by an unidentified woman and knocked to the ground.

Her handbag, containing a number of personal items, was stolen.

The thief ran off in the direction of Eden Court.

The suspect is described as being white, around 5ft 6in tall and of slight build.

She was wearing a blue waterproof jacket, black skinny jeans and trainers.

Detective Constable Paul Sanderson of Inverness CID said: "Fortunately the victim in this case only suffered minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

"We would urge anyone who may have been in the area or who has any other information to come forward.

"You can contact police on 101, quoting reference 2729 of January 12, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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