Robber foiled by hero

Derby Crown Court.

Derby Crown Court.

A have-a-go-hero who forced a robber to run away after the offender had tried to steal a woman’s mobile phone has been rewarded with £1,000.

Derby Crown Court heard how Scott Riddell, 31, of Nottingham Road, Alfreton, grabbed his 26-year-old victim as she was walking along Church Street, in Ripley, but he was stopped from stealing her phone by a brave man.

Police said the man, named by the court as Matthew Claridge, had intervened and Riddell ran away.


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