Portsmouth man arrested over attempted robbery

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A 51-YEAR-OLD Portsmouth man has been arrested after a woman was threatened in an attempted robbery in Dorset.

The victim, in her 50s, had just withdrawn some cash from the Nationwide cashpoint in Christchurch when a car pulled up alongside her.

A male passenger jumped out and threatened her with a metal object similar to a tyre iron.

He demanded she handed over the money but she refused. He got back in he car and it sped off at about 8.30am on Friday.

Contact Dorset Police on 101.

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