Woman kicked to the floor as robbers try to steal handbag in Matlock

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A woman was kicked to the floor as thieves tried to snatch her handbag when she was walking through a park.

Police are now looking for the Good Samaritans who helped the 20-year-old woman after she was confronted by two women on Saturday, December 10 at around 6.30pm as she was walking through Hall Leys Park on Causeway Lane, Matlock.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said: “The women began to kick her until she fell to the floor and attempted to steal her handbag.

“The offenders, described as white and wearing puffer coats with the hoods up, ran off empty handed in the direction of Knowleston Place.”

Following the incident, officers are looking to trace an elderly woman and two men who helped the victim up from the floor and out of the park.

It is believed that the men and woman, thought to be from the Cromford area, may have witnessed the attempted robbery.

The police would like to speak to anyone who may have information that could help the investigation.

Contact DC Claire Laughton on 101, quoting 16000408726, or click here to send her a message through the police website.