POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was robbed of her laptop and purse while walking towards a railway station in Southampton.

At around 8.55pm on Monday, January 3, a 23-year-old woman was walking along Commercial Road towards the railway station when two men unknown to her approached her from behind at the junction of Morris Road.

Following a short struggle, the men took her bag, which contained a laptop and her purse which had various ID cards in it, a bank card and around £300 in cash.

Fortunately, the victim was not injured during the incident.

Police are now appealing for any information following the crime and have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to.

He is described as white, aged between 20 and 25, of slim build and approximately 6foot 2inches in height.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Constabulary said: "We appreciate that the image isn’t the best quality, however it’s the best we have available at this time.

"We would like to hear from anyone who may know the man in the image or was in the area at the time and saw or heard anything that may assist our enquiries.

"Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 44220003183. Alternatively, go online and submit information via the following form: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/"