Vulnerable woman has purse stolen

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A HEAVILY pregnant woman had her purse stolen as she walked in Wavendon on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old woman, was in Stockwell Lane at about 6.15pm when a man snatched her purse from her hand.

The woman managed to stop a passing car and the woman driving the car confronted the man, who then fled from the scene. The Good Samaritan then took the woman home, where she called the police.

A 21-year-old man was later arrested in connection with the incident and has been bailed until April 5.

Detective Constable Mark Smyth said: “I am keen to trace the woman that came to the aid of our victim and speak with her about what she saw. Unfortunately, we don’t have a description of the Good Samaritan, or the vehicle she was driving.

“However, the person who helped will know who they are, and I would urge them to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Smyth via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.