A man has been charged with attempted murder and robbery after a woman suffered several wounds to her neck and face in Alfreton.
A 68-year-old woman told police that a man allegedly approached her as she was walking in Grange Street at about 6pm on Friday and demanded her handbag.
She said that when she refused to hand it over, the alleged robber punched her several times and took her bag.
She was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for treatment.
Lee Greenall, 39, of Castle Drive, Somercotes, has been charged with attempted murder, robbery and possessing an offensive weapon. He is due to appear at Chesterfield magistrates’ court on Thursday.
Anyone who witnessed anything that evening, or anyone who has discovered a discarded handbag or purse, should call police on 101, quoting incident 538 of February 5.