A MAN has been arrested after he tried to steal money from a victim's hand in Guildhall Square.

Now Wiltshire Police are trying to find witnesses to the incident, which occurred on Monday afternoon.

The force says that at around 4pm a man attempted to force money from a woman's hand.

However, the man was unsuccessful and the victim, a 46 year old local woman, was not injured.

A 39 year old local man was then arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and subsequently released under investigation.

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said: "We need witnesses to the incident to come forward, it is likely that there will have been a number of people in the area at the time and they may have key information."

Anyone who saw the incident is asked to contact LCI George Moncrieff at Bourne Hill Police Station on 101 quoting reference 54190071729.