A 37-year-old local woman walking on the footpath between St George’s Church towards Netherhampton Road was approached by a man holding a small knife who demanded money. She got away unharmed and the attacker ran off towards Town Path empty-handed.

Police are appealing for information after the attempted robbery at about 11pm on Saturday, May 11. The suspect is described as a white, approximately 5ft 8ins, of slim build, aged late teens to early twenties, with strawberry blond hair, wearing a faded/worn black hoodie with a large front pocket.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 54190045239, or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

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