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Elderly woman stands up to would-be thief who tried to snatch handbag

A woman, aged in her 80s, stood up to a would-be thief who tried to snatch her handbag.

The man, described as slim and around 5'10 confronted the woman as she got out of a car on Kings Road Belfast on Monday lunchtime.

She refused and the man fled the scene.

Police said the woman was left with bruising to her arm and was badly shaken. They are appealing for anyone with information to contact investigating officers.

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