A daylight attack on a 67 year-old women in Strabane at the weekend has been described as shocking and sickening.
The woman was attacked in the Melmount Road area of the town on Saturday afternoon by a young teen male who then attempted to steel her bag.
He ran off when others intervened. The woman was treated in hospital for shock and facial injuries.
Councillor Brian Mc Mahon says theses attacks are rare in Strabane and that Saturday's events were a worrying development: