Police appeal to trace have-a-go hero in Mansfield bag snatch

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Detectives need to trace a member of the public who thwarted a handbag thief in Mansfield this week.

A woman in her 40s was walking on Church Street, outside Lloyds Bank, at around 4.55pm on Monday 27th January, when a man approached from behind and tried to grab her bag.

A member of the public saw what was happening and intervened, at which point the offender ran off.

The suspect is described as white, 6’ tall, of broad build, with blond hair. He was in a navy coat, with a woolly texture, and blue jeans.

Investigating officers believe there were other people present at the time who may also have witnessed what happened.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.