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Woman injured after attempted robbery by gang of men in west Belfast

Police are appealing for witnesses after three men pushed a woman to the ground and attempted to rob her in west Belfast on Wednesday morning.

The incident took place in the area of Divis Tower around 5.20am.

The woman was walking past Divis Tower when she was approached by three men who pushed her to the ground and trailed her around the back of the building.

They attempted to steal the woman’s handbag, however they were unsuccessful.

It is believed the three males left the scene on foot. The woman has sustained an injury to her leg.

Inspector McClelland would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone who has information that could assist police enquiries to contact police at Woodbourne on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 218 08/08/18. 

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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