A PENSIONER was left ‘shaken up’ after having her bag snatched by a mugger in Widnes.

The 75-year-old victim was walking at the junction of Haig Road and Henderson Road shortly before 8.15am yesterday, Wednesday, when she was attacked.

After following the woman along Haig Road, the thief grabbed her bag from behind and ran off with it towards Mottershead Road.

The offender is described as being white and tall with a slim build, and was wearing a black jacket with the hood up and black pants.

Cheshire Police’s enquiries into the incident are ‘ongoing’, and officers have appealed for information from members of the public.

Police constable Dan Butler said: “The incident has understandably left the victim shaken up.

“We are determined to establish who snatched her bag, have it returned to her and make the thief face the consequences of his actions.

“As part of our enquiries, we want to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw anything that may aid our investigation.

“Perhaps you witnessed the incident or saw the offender, either before he snatched the bag or as he was fleeing the scene.

“We also want to hear from anyone who believes they may know the identity of the offender or have CCTV or dashcam footage of him.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the force on 101, quoting incident number IML760804, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.