Police hunt shoplifter

A WOMAN stole £420 worth of cosmetics from a Morpeth shop.

Between 3.08pm and 3.14pm on Saturday, August 20, she placed the items from the Oil of Ulay and No 7 range sections at Boots in Bridge Street in a basket and then moved to a quiet part of the store to remove the security tags.

She concealed them and left the store without paying.

The female is described as being white, medium build, 5ft 4ins to 5ft 6ins tall and aged 30 to 35 years old.

She had short blonde coloured hair and was wearing a black top with light coloured studs on the front, black trousers and black trainers as well as a black peaked cap.

Any witnesses or anyone with information about the shoplifting offence are asked to contact Morpeth police on 03456 043043.