A WOMAN was punched in the face and had her purse stolen in a robbery in Yeovil.

The 29-year-old victim was walking through Milford Park between 10.15pm and 11.15pm on Tuesday, December 29, when the attack happened.

A man approached the woman and stopped her, before punching her in the face and grabbing her, say Avon and Somerset Police.

After she dropped her belongings, the offender picked up her purse and ran off.

He’s described as black, 35 to 40 years old, of stocky build, about 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins, with a London accent.

He was wearing thick reading glasses, a black coat with a grey hooded top underneath (with the hood up) and jeans.

If you saw this incident or recognise the description of the offender, call PC Jason Sims on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5216286363.