Essex

Woman, 90, suffers toilets bag theft in Clacton

Rosemary Road, Clacton Image copyright Google
Image caption Police said the woman was "very distressed" about leaving the bag in the Rosemary Road toilets (left)

A 90-year-old woman has had her handbag containing £1,000 stolen from a public toilet in Clacton, Essex.

Police said the victim had been using the facility on Rosemary Road last Monday when she left her bag on a hook.

When she returned an hour later the bag, which also contained her WW2 RAF service card, had disappeared.

PC Chris Allwood said: "Not only has she lost a large sum of money, but the RAF service card, which she's had for 65 years, was hugely important to her."

The theft happened at about 12:00 GMT, officers said.

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