Northern Ireland

West Belfast: Elderly woman assaulted in robbery

An elderly woman has been assaulted by a man during a robbery in west Belfast.

Her handbag was stolen in Devenish Court at about 18:10 GMT on Tuesday.

The woman was taken to hospital to be examined by medical staff but her condition has not been disclosed.

Ins Stephen Burns said the robber may have left the scene in a white car and he appealed for witnesses to contact police.