A knife-weilding robber slashed a woman’s hands to make her give up a purse as she left a Shipley fish and chip shop on Saturday night.

The 41-year-old woman was robbed at around 9.30pm as she walked to her car from the takeaway in Highfield Road She was approached by a man who demanded that she handed over her purse and then produced a knife.

The victim suffered cuts to her hand which required treatment as she tried to hang on to her purse, which contained a small amount of cash.

The suspect, described as white, about 5ft 10ins and of slim build ran off towards Willowfield Crescent.

He was wearing a dark hooded top and his face was covered during the attack.

The purse is described as a small, black plastic purse which folds over.

Acting Det Insp Stuart Lyons of Airedale and North Bradford CID, said: "This was clearly a distressing event for the victim and there is a need to apprehend this person as soon as possible.

"The suspect may have been hanging around the area before the incident and is known to have removed his face covering as he ran off.

“I would ask anyone who witnessed this incident or who has knowledge of it, to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."