Rucksack grab

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman attempted to steal a teenage girl’s rucksack as she walked through a park in Ripley.

At around 12.45pm on Wednesday, January 15 a 14-year-old girl was walking through a recreation ground on Moseley Street, Ripley when a woman tried to grab her rucksack.

The woman pulled at the straps but the victim pulled away and ran off. The woman made no attempt to follow her.

The offender is described as white but with tanned skin, in her late 30s, around 5ft 7ins, of large build, with chin-length curly red hair. She was wearing a white vest top and white leggings.

Call 101 if you have any information.