A MAN has been arrested after an elderly woman was mugged for her handbag.

Thames Valley Police said a woman in her 70s was mugged in Bury Street in Abingdon on Tuesday.

It happened about 9.50am and the victim had her bag stolen.

The force has since arrested a 49-year-old from Abingdon in connection with the offence.

The man arrested was held in police custody last night

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101.