Onlooker gave chase to mugger who punched woman in the face in Northampton

A woman was punched unconscious and had her handbag stolen shortly after getting off a bus in Northampton.

Friday, 7th April 2017, 3:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:18 pm
The incident took place on Barrack Road after the victim got off a bus.

The incident happened in Barrack Road, Northampton, at about 6.40pm yesterday evening (April 6).

The victim got off a bus and was approached by a man. Following a conversation, he punched her in the face, causing her to lose consciousness for a short time.

A member of the public helped her up and another man returned her handbag, saying he had got it back from a man he believed to be the offender.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Officers are appealing for witnesses and would particularly like to speak to the people who helped the woman following the incident.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.