A THIRD man has been arrested after an elderly woman had her bag snatched in a violent mugging in a Bradford street.

The woman, 74, was robbed of her bag at the junction of Low Green Terrace and Southfield Lane in Great Horton shortly after 12.30pm on Monday.

CCTV footage of the incident, which was widely shared on Facebook, showed a man walking behind the woman before grabbing her bag and pulling her to the floor as she set off to cross the road.

He then dragged her along the cobbled road before repeatedly stamping on her arm until he was able to rip the handbag away from her grasp.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said the woman was not seriously injured, but was taken to hospital.

The third man, 39, was arrested from an address in Bradford today following further enquiries into the robbery.

Two men, 30 and 39, have been released pending further enquiries.

Police remain keen to hear from anyone who might know someone with a white jacket similar to the one used in the offence, which was hooded with a black line on the shoulder and a badge on one of the arms.

The handbag is described as a small black bag with a single strap, has a black shadow type pattern in the material, a jewelled keyring hanging off the strap and a chain attached to a small black purse.

Patrols of the area have been increased following the incident and these will be continuing today.

Anyone with further information is urged to call Bradford District CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13170455798, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.