AN ELDERLY woman suffered a fractured leg and cuts to her face and head after she was robbed while getting off a bus in Exeter.

The incident occurred between 9.30am and 10.00am this morning, Wednesday, January 16, in Willey’s Avenue, off Alphington Road, Exeter.

The victim, an 83-year-old woman, had just got off a bus and was walking to her home address when she was approached, pushed to the floor and had her handbag and contents stolen.

She suffered a suspected fractured femur and lacerations to her face and head and was conveyed to the R D & E Hospital for treatment.

Police want to identify a young man who was seen on a pedal cycle, possibly a BMX bike, who was in the area at the time.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone who has any information regarding it is asked to contact police on 101 quoting police reference DE/13/507 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online at