Teenage boy saves woman from an attempted robbery and knife attack

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THAMES Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery on Friday which saw a woman threatened with a knife.

At about 8.10pm, a 26-year-old woman was walking along Coltsfoot Place, Conniburrow, when the strap of her handbag was grabbed from behind by another woman.

The victim held on to her handbag and the offender threatened her with a knife.

The pair continued to struggle in the street for a few minutes until the victim called out for help.

A 15-year-old boy ran over to come and help the woman and the attacker was forced to run off empty-handed.

The offender is a white woman in her late forties or early fifties, about 5ft 4ins tall, slim, with brown hair in a pony tail.

She had a wrinkled but clear complexion, and was wearing a cream coloured hooded jacket with the hood down.

PC Dave Monkhouse, from Milton Keynes police station, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who noticed a struggle between two women in the area as I am keen to identify the offender.”

Anyone with information should call the Thames Valley Police 24-hour non-emergency number 101 and ask to speak to PC Monkhouse.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit the website online at crimestoppers-uk.org.