A WOMAN was robbed in Worsbrough last week by three men who then attempted to drag her into a ginnel.

Police have launched an investigation after the 36-year-old victim was targeted around 7.40pm last Thursday evening (November 16).

The woman was walking along Vernon Road when she passed the entrance to a ginnel leading through to Shield Avenue - and was confronted by three men.

The three men, described as wearing dark clothing with their hoods pulled over their heads, were stood beside bikes and made demands for the victim to hand over her handbag,

Detective Sergeant Ritchie Mason said: “The men grabbed the woman’s handbag, before searching it for her phone and cash.

“One of the men is then said to have got hold of the victim and made attempts to drag her into the gennel. Thankfully, the victim’s screams caused the men to quickly leave the area on their bikes.

“I know that incidents of this nature can understandably cause alarm within our communities but I’d like to reassure you that this incident is a priority for us and we will have an increased police presence in the area."

Anyone with information should 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 934 of November 16 2017.