Police are appealing for witnesses after a purse was stolen from a woman in Breightmet.

On Friday, March 13, a woman in her 60s was shopping at Aldi in Breightmet.

A man followed the woman around the store, before reaching into her handbag and stealing her purse whilst her back was turned.

It was only when the woman went to pay for her shopping that she realised her purse had been stolen.

Information can be given to police by calling 0161 856 5761, quoting crime reference CRI/06KK/0006972/20.

Alternatively, information can be passed on to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.