Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Widnes.
The incident occurred at around 11.50pm on Saturday, December 13. The victim, a 47-year-old female, was walking along Greenway Road near the entrance to theÂ grounds of St Johnâ€²s Church when she was approached by a man.
The man initially began chatting to her, but then tried to snatch her handbag. The woman managed to keep hold of the bag and, in the struggle, fell over causing minor injuries to her arms.
The offender is described as a white man, around 5ft 6ins tall, slim, with mousey brown hair and a local accent. He was wearing dark jeans, black trainers with white sides to the soles, and a grey baseball-style jacket with white sleeves. He also wore gloves.
Anyone with information, or who believes they may know the offender, is urged to contact DC David Wood on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting incident 13 of December 14, 2014. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.