Woman fights off attacker in attempted bag snatch

A 34-YEAR-OLD woman punched a man in the face after he tried to take her handbag.

The victim was walking on Nelson Street when two men, who she described as being in their late teens, tried to grab her bag.

One of the two grabbed her and pulled her to the ground while the other went for the bag but she punched him and the pair made off with nothing.

The woman wasn’t hurt but was in shock after the incident which happened at around 6pm on Friday December 30.

She described one of the men as having blond spiked hair and wearing a dark jumper and tracksuit bottoms.

She told officers the other man was wearing a puffa jacket and had dark hair.

Anyone with information can call Derbyshire police on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.