Terrifying footage shows a woman hurl her handbag at an armed thug chasing her with a knife.
The 33-year-old was targeted on Clarence Street in Leicester city centre as she walked to work at 5.20am on May 8.
CCTV shows the menacing assailant dressed all in black brandish a knife then run after her down the street.
She throws her handbag at him in a desperate attempt to get away.
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