East Hampshire man receives court date for theft

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POLICE have charged a man following the theft of a woman’s handbag.

An appeal was made when a 98-year-old woman’s bag was snatched in Waitrose, Petersfield, last week.

Alexander Edward Blackmore, 31, of Harting Down, has been charged with the theft of a handbag and its contents.

He will appear before Aldershot Magistrates Court on Thursday, November 28.