Attempted robbery close to Kirkgate Station

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A MAN tried to snatch a woman’s handbag as she walked out of Kirkgate Railway Station.

The 20-year-old woman, who had orange coloured hair, got off the 7.45pm Leeds to Sheffield service on Saturday night.

Police say the suspect crept up behind the woman, after following her from the station, as she walked along Monk Street and grabbed her handbag.

As she fought to hang on to her bag the victim shouted for help before the suspect ran off empty handed.

The suspect was about 5ft 6ins tall and he was wearing a dark coloured top.

Anyone with any information should contact PC Rebecca Greenwood or DC Ricky Scott at Wakefield CID on 101.