Police were called to Hoghton Street Southport, at about 7:30pm tonight (Monday 5th November 2012) following reports of a mugging.

A woman was approached by a man in the alleyway leading to Southport Little Theatre.  The man grabbed her gold and maroon-coloured handbag causing her to fall to the ground. 

The offender then ran off in the direction of Southport town centre.

The area was cordoned off and CSI were called to the scene who are currently gathering potential evidence that the offender may have been left behind  

The victim was left shocked after her ordeal.

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