AN ELDERLY woman had her purse stolen when she was approached by a gang of three in Kirkby Lonsdale.

The group approached the woman, who is in her 90s, at Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, at approximately 4.10pm on Wednesday, August 9.

One of the group – a woman – reached into her handbag and stole a red purse containing around £40 as well as bank cards.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101, quoting incident number 133 of August 9.