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Knife-point attempted robbery in Hetton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a knife-point attempted robbery in Hetton.

A man attempted to rob a 28-year-old woman at 7pm on November 10. It happened on Fairy Street. The offender approached the woman, grabbed her hair, and threatened her with a knife. He attempted to grab her handbag as she struggled with him. He made off empty handed. The woman suffered a small cut on her hand.

Extra patrols are being carried out in the area.

"Police will be in the area today to speak to the local community and offer reassurance as well as carry out enquiries to establish the identity of the offender so he can be arrested. "Any witnesses should either speak to an officer on patrol or run us on 101 as they may have information that is crucial in helping us arrest the offender."

– Hetton Neighourhood Inspector Vicky Quinn

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.