Bag thieves strike

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two thefts in Morpeth town centre shops.

A woman had her purse stolen from her shoulder bag when in Cancer Research UK, Bridge Street, between 11.40am and 11.55am on Saturday.

Then on Monday, a thief took off with a woman’s handbag when she was in Stead & Simpson, also in Bridge Street.

The woman was trying on shoes and the bag was underneath one of the seats when it was stolen between 12.25pm and 12.30pm.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact Morpeth police on 03456 043043.