A young mum on her way to work this morning (Wednesday 21st November 2012)  at aprox 09.45 was crossing the road at the roundabout at bottom Eastbank Street & Scarisbrick New Road when she noticed a young man in a tracksuit & hoodie leaning against a wall, as soon as she past him he approached her from behind rather quickl , she realised something wasn’t right and quickly turned round and asked what he was doing as he was only inches apart.  She made a few quick steps away from him he turned & ran in the direction of town down Eastbank Street . There have been a number of handbag thefts in the town recently this could have been another but was avoided .

Police have been informed the young lady was shaken but seems ok.