POLICE are appealing for witness after an attempted robbery in Downton.

At around 6.40pm on Thursday, August 20, a woman in her 50s was in The Borough when she was approached by two youths on bikes who attempted to grab her handbag.

During the incident her wrist was forced into a wall causing an injury.

The woman fought the youths off and they made off in an unknown direction.

The youths are described as boys aged between 14 and 16, wearing t-shirts, shorts and trainers and riding a bicycle.

We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident to please get in touch.

Call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200086293.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.