A WOMAN is reported to have been punched in the face during a robbery in Kidderminster - with police describing it as a "particularly nasty attack".

The incident is reported to have taken place between 4am and 4.15am on Sunday, October 29, when a woman in her 30s was approached by a group of seven men in the Island Drive area.

The victim was punched in the face by one of the offenders - before having her leopard print bag stolen, which contained two mobile phones, bank cards and various other personal items.

She was left with a cut to her face and reported that the men ran off in the direction of New Road, using the underpass.

The seven men are described as white and aged in their mid-20s. The man reported to have punched the victim is described as having short blonde hair and was wearing a black t-shirt and black jeans, and a second man - who is believed to have grabbed the victim's bag - is described as slim with brown curly hair and was wearing a white top and blue jeans.

PC Green, of West Mercia Police, said: "This is a particularly nasty attack that has thankfully not caused more serious injury, but was understandably distressing for the victim.

"We are appealing for any witnesses to contact us and anybody who saw a group of men in the area close to the time of the incident.

"We are also particularly interested in speaking with a man who returned the victim's bag to her address at around 4pm the same day, after finding it in a car park near the canal.

"If this was you, or you have any information that can help with the investigation, please contact police."

Anyone with information should call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident reference number 528S of October 29.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or by visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.