Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery on a park in Alfreton.
At around 11.20am yesterday (Tuesday) a 44-year-old woman was walking through Grange Park when a man walking in the opposite direction tried to grab her handbag.
The woman kept hold of her bag and the man has then punched the victim in the face before running off empty-handed. He left in the direction of Grange Street.
She suffered redness and swelling to her face.
The offender is described as white, around 5ft 9ins tall, in his late 20s, and wearing black jogging bottoms, a grey hooded jumper and a black baseball cap.
Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call Amber Valley CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.