Woman in her 80s left shaken after thug tries to snatch her purse in Lee-on-the-Solent

AN ELDERLY woman was left shaken after a thug tried to steal her purse.

By ron Melton
Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 3:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th August 2019, 10:29 pm

Police were called to Marine Parade East in Lee-on-the-Solent to reports the item had been snatched from a woman in her 80s.

The incident occurred just before 8pm on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said officers attended the incident but the person responsible had left the scene when they arrived.

Marine Parade East, in Lee-on-the-Solent. Picture: Google Street View

The purse was found in a nearby alleyway and nothing had been stolen from inside.

Call 101, quoting 44190306374, if you have information on the incident.