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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

A woman had her bag snatched from her as she made her way to work in Bury.

Shortly after 6am on 10 January 2014, the 29-year-old woman passed two men on bikes as walking along Thatch Leach Lane towards the Bessess O’Th Barn tram stop.

As she walked up the platform to the stop she felt someone grabbing her bag from her shoulder.

She turned around and noticed it was one of the men on bikes she had just seen.

The offender punched her in the face and snatched her bag before running off with her bag, containing a mobile and cash.

Police are trying to identify the two men on bikes, both of whom were black and about 30 years old. One was stocky while the other was of average build. Both were riding mountain bikes and wearing dark clothing.

Pc Paul Boothwell, said: “While the attack happened relatively early, I am hopeful there would have been other people also going to work who may have seen what happened.

“If you noticed anything or think you know who these two on bikes are please call the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9594, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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