'˜It restored my faith in humanity'

AFTER leaving her purse in a supermarket, a pensioner wants to thank the man who handed it in.

Friday, 10th August 2018, 9:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 8:20 pm

Jean Parslow from Portsmouth had just finished shopping in Tesco on Palmerston Road yesterday morning when she realised she had left her purse in the store.

The 81-year-old said: '˜About 20 minutes after I left the shop I realised I had left my purse on the side and it would have been in full view of anyone so I went back to check not thinking for a moment it would be there and it had been handed in.'

A man had handed Jean's purse to the cashier at the till shortly after she left the shop at 10.30am.

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Jean said: '˜It restored my faith in humanity that in this day and age someone would be so kind and honest and hand it in.

'˜There was not much in it apart from cards but I would have never dreamt my purse would still be there and I would really like to thank the gentleman for handing it in to the shop.'