Police in Bury are appealing for information after a robbery at a house in the Prestwich earlier today.

Officers were called at 8.55am to a report of a woman in her 70s returning to an address on Rectory Green after receiving her Covid jab and being robbed of her mobile phone and bank card by a man.

The woman wasn’t injured but was left very shaken.

A short time later a man, believed to be the offender, was seen by officers on Bury New Road and a chase ensued during which the man resisted arrest from officers, a Taser was deployed and a baton was used.

The man received a head wound before making off from police. His whereabouts is now unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bury CID on 0161 856 8078 quoting incident 795 of 28/03/2021. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.