A pair of moped thieves attempted to snatch a mothers’s mobile phone in the Blunsdon St Andrew area yesterday.

At around 1.30pm a woman was attacked by two balaclava wearing men on a moped whilst walking through the park near Purcell Road.

It is believed the thieves were attempting to steal a mobile phone.

After throwing her phone to the ground the pair turned round and came back at her when she screamed and a man came running to her aid.

The moped then sped off.

The rider and passenger are believed to have been wearing hoodies with skeleton balaclavas covering their faces.

Police were called and carried out a search of the area but were unable to located those involved.

If you witnessed the incident or have any information please contact the police on 101.

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