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A gang of young people try to grab a handbag in Farndon, but a woman struggles to break free


A woman was surrounded by a group of young people and her handbag was seized.

Police are investigating the attempted theft and claim the victim, a woman in her 50s, was surrounded in The Meadows, Farndon, by a group of young people – one of whom tried to snatch her purse.

The woman freed herself and was not injured in the incident, which occurred shortly after midnight on Saturday morning (December 4).

Detective Constable Emma Dalton of Nottinghamshire Police is asking for help in locating the person responsible.

She said: “It was a heartbreaking incident for the victim that we are treating as attempted theft, which is an extremely serious offense.

“We believe a number of young people were on the streets at the time of the incident and would like to hear from them, their parents or other residents about what happened.

“Our investigations are ongoing and we urge all potential witnesses in the village who have not yet spoken to us to contact us as soon as possible.

“We would especially like to speak to anyone who has CCTV footage that may show what happened.”

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