TWO would-be muggers who attacked a man in Greenock were thwarted after a woman intervened.

The duo approached a man in Ann Street around 1pm on Saturday and assaulted him by forcing him to the ground.

It is alleged they were going through the man’s pockets when a woman, aged 50-60, stepped in and the men ran off.

Police are keen to speak to the woman and anyone else who may have witnessed the attack.