TWO men used a knife to try and cut off the jewellery from a woman in an attempted daylight mugging.

The woman, in her 40s was walking down Bar House Lane, in the Utley area of Keighley, at about 4pm when two men approached her and demanded she hand over gold bangles she was wearing.

When the victim refused to do so, one of the men reportedly used a knife to try and remove one of the bangles.

The pair suspects were disturbed by a passing vehicle and made off in another car, which was said to be blue and is believed to have driven off towards Steeton.

The victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The incident happened last Tuesday, and police have today issued an appeal for witnesses.

Detective Constable Hannah Mansell, who is investigating this incident, said: “We believe the suspects may have followed their victim as she was walking towards the junction with Ferncliffe Drive and would be keen to speak to anyone who saw a blue saloon-type car in the area around this time.

"Anyone else who may be able to assist the investigation is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13180207703 or by using the ‘Contact Us’ options at"

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.