A 74 year old woman was left bruised last night after being robbed by a group of men in Salisbury.

At just before 9pm the victim, who Wiltshire Police says lives locally, was walking from the train station when she passed a group of men who were stood by the exit.

Two men of the men then followed her into Dews Road and grabbed her briefcase.

This caused her to fall to the floor, where she hit her head and sustained multiple bruises/grazes.

The pair then ran off with the black leather briefcase, which contained a purse with cash, bank cards, CD player, diary, pink pashmina, makeup and other items.

Officers are now searching for the men.

The first man is described as white, with pale ginger/fair hair, average build, aged from early to mid 20’s. He had a moustache and a beard. He was wearing a black or grey hoody with black or grey tight shorts.

The second man is described as white, thinner than the first man, and was in his 20’s. He had shortish dark hair and was wearing jeans and a hoody.

PC Lou Poole said: "The despicable actions of these men have left the victim shocked and injured. I'm positive that the community will want to help.

"I urge anyone who has information to come forward and help identify those responsible. Enquiries with the railway and analysis of CCTV are ongoing and we are increasing patrols in the area."

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Lou Poole on 101 quoting reference 54190071834. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.