Police are seeking public assistance after a concerning incident in Pontefract involving an attempted robbery. On the morning of Saturday, 8th July, around 7:50 am, a female victim was subjected to a distressing ordeal as a male assailant tried to snatch her bag while they were on a footbridge over Jubilee Way.

According to reports, the suspect is described as a white male in his 20s with fair hair. Police are urging anyone who might have witnessed the incident or possesses any relevant information to come forward and cooperate with Wakefield CID. They can do so by dialling 101 or by visiting www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat, making sure to mention reference number 13230379402 in their communication. The public’s help in this matter is crucial to ensure the safety of the community and bring the perpetrator to justice.