TWO men snatched the handbag of an elderly woman in a Furness robbery last night.

Police said the incident happened on Buccleuch Street, Barrow, at 8.30pm.

Two men approached the 66-year-old from behind near the Steelworks Pub, snatched her pink and grey handbag and ran off.

Both men were said to be wearing dark clothing and one had white lettering on his back.

The woman received minor injuries and had to be treated at Furness General Hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymousy on 0800 555 111.