Appeal for witnesses after bag snatch bid

A WOMAN thwarted a robbery bid by holding on to her handbag until members of the public helped, police said.

Friday, 31st March 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:25 pm

The victim was in Selbourne Road, Havant, near Next and Sports Direct at 4.20pm on Tuesday.

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Police said it was reported that a man tried to grab her handbag. She was unhurt. A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: ‘The man made off without the handbag.’

A man, 42, of Havant has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and assault by beating.

Witnesses can call police on 101.