A HUNT is on to find two people after an elderly woman's handbag was stolen.

The bag, which contained a large amount of cash, the woman's mobile phone and various personal documents, was taken at a venue in Horwich on September 21.

Police have now released images of two women who they hope to speak to in connection with the theft. 

Officers say that anyone who could help identify either of the women pictured should call them on 101 quoting reference 2490-21092021.

Anyone with any information can also contacted independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.