A WOMAN was slightly hurt when a mugger tried in vain to snatch her handbag.
The victim was walking from Mirfield town centre on Station Road and had just turned into Lowlands Road when the attacker struck at 3.20pm on Friday.
He approached her from behind and tried to grab her shoulder bag, but failed.
During the attack the victim fell to the ground and was slightly hurt.
She did not need hospital treatment.
The mugger ran off towards Station Road and got in a dark- coloured car, which was driven towards Hopton.
The mugger was white and almost 6ft tall, with close-cut, mousy hair.
He wore casual clothes.
Anyone with information should phone the Dewsbury police help- desk on 01924 431059.