TWO women, including a 70-year-old, were attacked and robbed in a late night assault in Brighton Hill.

Between 11pm and 11.30pm on Wednesday, 8 November, two women, aged 35 and 70, were walking away from the Brighton Hill Community Centre when they were set upon by two men wearing dark clothing.

A handbag, containing a purse and £40, was stolen and the two attackers ran off in the direction of Quilter Road.

Both women sustained minor facial injuries.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery. He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.

Anyone who saw what happened, or who has any other information, is asked to call 101, quoting the crime reference number 44170436061.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.