A thug knocked a woman to the ground in a Worthing street and ran away with her handbag.

It happened at 12.55am on Saturday at the junction of Bulkington Avenue and South Farm Road.

The mugger pushed the woman over and pulled the bag away from her while she was on the ground.

The mugger ran away along South Farm Road. He is described as white, 6ft tall and slim, and wore a black baseball cap with a white logo.

Police are appealing for witnesses.