A man jumped on a woman’s back, knocking her to the ground, in an attempted robbery.

The incident took place at around 5pm on Wednesday, June 13.

A woman in her 40s was walking along Blue Bridge Lane in York, near the blue bridge and River Ouse behind Mecca Bingo, when she was approached from behind by a man.

The man jumped on her back causing her to fall to the ground. It is then believed the man has searched the victim’s clothing for money.

Police believe nothing was taken during the incident.

The area was busy at the time of the offence and officers are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward with information.

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Call North Yorkshire Police on 101
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12180105361