A 15-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and remain in custody for questioning after trying to steal a handbag off a pensioner in Failsworth yesterday.

A 75-year-old woman had got off a bus and was walking home along Jackson St around 7.30 last evening when she was pushed to the floor by a girl who then tried to steal her handbag before a member of the public came to help.

Thankfully the woman wasn’t injured but was left shaken by the attack.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information to get in touch as soon as possible.


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