Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was robbed in the street.

The 15-year-old girl was followed by a man as she walked home towards Liversedge.

The suspect attempted to snatch her iPhone. A struggle took place and he made off with the phone.

Detective Constable Andy Clayton, of Kirklees CID, said: “The victim sustained slight injuries to her wrist and was understandably distressed by the incident.

“I would appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information about those responsible, to come forward on the non-emergency number 101.”

The robbery happened in New North Road, Heckmondwike, at 9.40pm on Friday, April 4.

The suspect is described as Asian, in his early to mid-20s, with short dark hair, of average build, and he was wearing dark clothing.