A WOMAN aged 19 was attacked and robbed in Cullompton.

She was walking down Middle Mill Lane from the High Street towards Tesco when she was pushed from behind by a man.

The attacker grabbed the victim's handbag after she fell to the floor.

He then rifled through the bag, taking a bank card before throwing the bag to the ground and leaving the scene.

The victim received only minor grazing to her knee and no weapons were used in the incident between 11.30pm and midnight on Sunday, May 25.

The suspect is described as white, in his mid 20s, 6ft tall, slim, with broad shoulders.

He was wearing light denim jeans and a black hoodie.

Police have appealed for witnesses to call them on 101 quoting reference CR/076125/14 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.