A man is due in court in connection with a reported attempted robbery in Weymouth.

At 12.37pm on Saturday, January 19 a local woman in her 50s was walking along The Esplanade near to the junction with Gloucester Street when it is alleged a man bumped into her and tried to take her handbag from her.

It was reported members of the public then intervened and the man walked away in the direction of the Jubilee Clock. Nothing was stolen.

A 35-year-old man from Blandford was arrested and charged with attempted robbery.

He is due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates Court on Monday, July 8.