A pensioner has been assaulted during an attempted robbery in a broad daylight attack.

The 69-year-old woman was at an ATM on Edinburgh Road, Glasgow at around 10.30am on Monday when she was approached by a woman who tried to grab her hand and take money from her.

The victim managed to defend herself and the woman then ran off on foot empty handed.

The would-be robber is described as being in her late 20s, early 30s, with a slim build and brown hair that was in a ponytail.

At the time of the assault, she was wearing a pink top, white trousers and white trainers.

Constable Amina Iqbal said: “Although nobody was physically injured, and nothing was stolen, this incident was terrifying for this woman who was only going about her daily business.

“Nobody should feel unsafe in their community and we thank the 69 year-old woman for coming forward to report this to police later that day.

“Our officers are currently checking CCTV and making door to door enquiries to trace the person responsible."

He added: “We would advise anyone using an ATM to be vigilant and keep an eye out for people who may be standing close beside you. If you have any concerns please report them to Police.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 4026 of Monday April 15 2019.

Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.