The 19-year-old woman was walking in Town Walk, Barnstaple, when a man approached her and demanded her bag.

Police are appealing to find a man after an attempted robbery in Barnstaple on Friday.

A 19-year-old woman was walking in Town Walk at 6.50pm, near the junction with Victoria Road, when a man in a hooded top approached her.

The man allegedly demanded she give him her bag, but the victim refused to give it to him and ran away.

She was not hurt, though she was left shaken by the incident, and the man did not manage to take the bag from her.

Police are now appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.

The man was described as black, around 5ft 9 inches, wearing a grey hooded top covering his face, and black jogging bottoms.

Anyone who knows who the man might be, or can help police, can contact them on 101 quoting crime reference CR/070869/15.