TWO women were robbed in a “cowardly attack” as they made their way home in Wallasey.

Police are appealing for information following the incident, which happened just after 6pm on Friday, as the pair got off a bus on Liscard Road.

The women, both aged 58,  were walking towards Church Street when a man wearing a light-coloured tracksuit top ran up behind them, knocked one of them to the floor and took her Radley handbag, which contained a blue purse and other items.

Although uninjured, both women have been left very shaken following their ordeal.

Detective Inspector Mark Tivendsle said: “This was a cowardly attack on members of our community who had merely been walking home after having a day out.

“Incidents like this are rare in the town centre. At this time there would have been a lot of people in and around the area and I am sure someone will have seen the robbery or the offender acting suspiciously before or afterwards.

"I would appeal to anyone with any information about this incident to come forward.

"I'm sure the community of Wallasey would agree that the person responsible for this incident should be brought to justice."

The robber was aged between 18 and 30 and of slim build.

Inquiries are currently underway and CCTV is being sought.

Anyone with information should call Wirral CID on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.