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Court set in connection with attempted robbery in Weymouth

A man has been charged and is due to appear in court in connection with a reported attempted robbery in Weymouth.

At 12.37pm on Saturday 19 January 2019 a local woman in her 50s was walking along The Esplanade near to the junction with Gloucester Street when it is alleged a man bumped into her and tried to take her handbag from her.

It was reported members of the public then intervened and the man walked away in the direction of the Jubilee Clock. Nothing was stolen.

A 35-year-old man from Blandford was arrested and has been charged with attempted robbery. He is due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates' Court on Monday 8 July 2019.

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