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Detectives in Christchurch are appealing for help from the public after two purses were recovered in the town.

 On Friday 8 March 2013, officers arrested a man on suspicion of theft.

Police Constable David Williams, of Christchurch police, said: “As a result of this arrest two women’s purses were recovered.

One of the items is made of soft dark tan leather and has a gold coloured clasp.

“The second one – a light tan coloured soft leather purse – has a long looped strap, is of a well known designer make, has a motif badge and the designer’s emblem embossed in the leather.

“Both purses are approximately seven inches long and four inches high.

“I would like to hear from anyone who had a purse of either of the descriptions stolen or who thinks that they have lost such an item.”

A 43-year-old man of no fixed abode was charged with theft and convicted.

If you own either of the purses call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 04:308.

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