Woman, 84, fought off thug who tried to steal handbag in Blackpool

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Police want to speak with the man pictured in connection with the investigation

 

Police want to speak to this man after an attempted robbery in Blackpool
Police want to speak to this man after an attempted robbery in Blackpool

An 84-year-old woman fought off a would-be burglar who tried to steal her handbag.

The woman refused to let go of her bag when the man attempted to rob her in Blackpool yesterday.

Police were called around 3.20pm yesterday when the attempted robbery was reported to have happened on Abbey Road.

A witness appeal has now been launched and police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak with.

A spokesman for Lancashire Constabulary said: “The attacker had approached the woman and tried to grab her handbag. The victim fought the man off, with the offender running away from the scene. The woman was not hurt.

“Following enquiries we are keen to speak to this man, pictured, in connection with the offence.”

“Anyone with information can conta