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Thief pushes mother with pram to ground in Bathgate

A thief who shoved a mother to the ground while she was pushing her toddler in a pram in West Lothian is being sought by police.

She was attacked as she crossed a car park and walked onto a cycle path going towards Birniehill in Bathgate.

The incident happened at about 18:00 on Thursday as the 21-year-old walked from Morrison's supermarket.

The attacker took her handbag and fled along the cycle path back in the direction of Morrison's.

The thief was described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, and was wearing a light grey hooded top with the hood up, and dark jogging bottoms.

Det Con Stephen McCormick, of Police Scotland, said: "This robbery and assault was particularly despicable given the victim was a mother with a young child.

"We are working to trace the suspect and are asking anyone who was in the area of the cycle path at Morrison's in Bathgate on Thursday around 6pm, to contact police immediately."

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