Man tries to snatch handbag

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A WOMAN was helped by passers-by when a would-be robber tried to grab her handbag in Havant.

The attempted robbery happened in Selboure Road, Havant, near Next and Sports Direct at about 4.20pm on Tuesday.

Police say the woman kept hold of the bag and was helped by members of the public. She was unhurt.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who helped the woman, as they may hold vital information.

Anyone who witnessed this information is asked to call police on 101 quoting 44170115899.

n A 42-year-old man from Havant has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and assault by beating.