Officers investigating the theft of a handbag in Christchurch are issuing CCTV images of a woman they would like to identify.

It is reported that at around 4.10pm on Sunday 5 May 2024 a handbag was stolen from the staff office of the King’s Arms Hotel in Castle Street.

The handbag contained a pair of trainers, headphones and cash.

Police Community Support Investigator Mike Cannings, of Bournemouth police, said: “An investigation is underway to try and recover the victim’s property.

“As part of my enquiries, I have obtained CCTV images of a woman I would like to identify and I would ask anyone with information regarding her identity to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240067132. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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