Purse thief fined £100

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A TEENAGER who stole a purse was fined £100.

Jack Talbot, 18, admitted taking the woman’s purse in June last year in Fareham,

Portsmouth magistrates ordered Talbot, of Torque Close, Southampton, to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.