A BRAVE woman fought off an attacker who tried to steal her handbag as she walked along Skipton Road.
The 50-year-old woman was left badly shaken by the assault, which happened at around 9.30pm on Sunday night between Regent Ave and Woodfield Road.
Police are asking witnesses to get in touch. The woman has long blonde hair and was wearing blue jeans and a red and white checked shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call DC Ayre at Harrogate CID on 01423 539356.