Tayside and Central Scotland

Police investigate attempted robbery of 86-year-old woman

Police in Dundee are hunting a man who grabbed and attempted to steal two bags from an 86-year-old woman.

The pensioner was walking on Charleston Drive at 16:00 on Sunday when the man tried to take her handbag and carrier bag.

The woman was uninjured during the incident, which took place at the junction with Etive Gardens.

The man was described as being between 20 to 30-years-old, about 6ft 2in tall, and of slim build.

Officers said he was wearing black trousers and a dark hooded top, which was covering his head at the time.

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