AN appeal has been launched following an attempted phone snatch in Selkirk.

The incident happened at around 7.45pm yesterday (Tuesday) in Bannerfield Drive.

A woman was approached by a male from behind, who tried to grab her mobile from her hand.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "He was unsuccessful, but has made off towards Buccleuch Road via the bridge over the River Tweed.

"Nothing was taken and the female although shaken by the incident was unharmed.

"The suspect male is described as about 5’8 / 5’9 tall, slim build, wearing a black beanie hat, dark coloured top and dark tracksuit bottoms.

"If you saw anything or know anything about this incident then please contact us on 101 and quote incident number 3398 of November 19.

"Alternatively If you have any information about this, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at"