Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Blyth.
It happened just before 9.30am this morning, when a man approached a woman walking along Plessey Road and tried to steal her bag.
The woman held onto it and they both fell to the ground before the man ran off empty-handed towards Robert Street, leaving her shaken but otherwise unhurt.
The man is described as a white, 5 feet 10" to 5 feet 11" tall, of skinny build, wearing a black hoody with a black scarf around his face, black tracksuit bottoms.
Extra officers are in the area carrying out inquiries and to give reassurance to local residents.
Police to anyone who was in the area and may have seen or heard anything suspicious to contact them on 101 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.