Carols raise cash for Portchester theft victim

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A carol concert has raised £212 for a 97-year-old Hampshire woman who had her purse stolen by thieves.

The woman, who does not want to be identified, lost £700 cash and had a further £500 withdrawn from her bank account after the theft in Portchester.

The Portchester Safer Neighbourhood Team held a community carol concert in the town's precinct on Friday, which was attended by about 200 people.

The theft happened near the Red Lion pub on 9 December.

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