Woman shaken after attempted robbery in Bamber Bridge

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A woman was left shaken after a man tried to snatch her handbag as she walked her dog in Bamber Bridge.

It happened at about 7.50pm on November 30, near the children’s play area on Meadow Lane.

The 32-year-old woman was approached from behind and the man tried to grab her bag before running down an alleyway empty handed.

He is described as white, 6ft 2in, of a thin build with short hair.

He was clean shaven and had very thin wrists and sticking out ears.

DC Edward Wenham of Skelmersdale CID said: “Fortunately the victim was unhurt but has been left extremely shaken by this incident.

“Anyone with information about the man should contact us as soon as possible on 101 quoting log number 1276 of November 30th.”