Appeal after man assaulted and woman's handbag stolen in Chesterfield town centre

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A man has been assaulted and a woman's handbag has been stolen in Chesterfield town centre.

A 49-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman reported that they were approached by a group of men in Corporation Street at around 11pm on Saturday, October 20.

The group then assaulted the man and stole the woman’s handbag before walking away.

The brown leather handbag contained the woman’s phone and bank card.

The man suffered minor injuries, which did not require hospital treatment.

A police spokesman said: "If you witnessed the incident, or have any information which may assist with our enquiries, please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

"Please quote the reference number 18000506317 and the name of the officer in the case, PC Ryan Gill, in any correspondence."

Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

Twitter – direct message @DerPolContact

Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

Phone – call 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.