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A WOMAN has been fined £200 for stealing a purse.

Megan Powell pleaded guilty to the theft of Hayley Lance’s purse containing a provisional driving licence and two prescriptions.

City magistrates fined her for the October 15 offence last year and told her to pay £150 compensation with a £20 victim surcharge.

The court heard 20-year-old, of Billys Copse, Leigh Park, has no previous convictions and is now turning her life around. She showed remorse.