International uni students pushed, robbed at Jesmond

TWO international university students were pushed to the ground and robbed in the latest attack at Jesmond.

Police said the two girls, aged 17 and 18, walked past a group of youths at a bus shelter on Blue Gum Road about 6.30pm.

They were heckled and later followed by two of the youths, who came up behind them and attempted to grab their bags.

When they fought back, one of the girls was pushed to the ground.

Her screams alerted a resident before the two boys ran off down Goodwin Street.

The attack is the latest incident involving violence towards international students at the University of Newcastle.

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