Police are looking for a man who mugged a woman in her 70s in broad daylight on Friday.

The victim was in Oakfields Close in Stevenage at about 1.45pm when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her purse, which contained cash and cards, before making off down an alleyway.

The suspect was believed to be wearing a pink top with chequered shorts.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Herts Police on 101, quoting crime reference number E1/16/6758.