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

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

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. 

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

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

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. 

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.