POLICE have released pictures of a man they are tracing in connection with the theft of an elderly woman's purse in Wigan.

Two CCTV images have been issued after a woman in her 80s had her purse stolen in Aldi on Scot Lane in Newtown.

The purse contained a quantity of cash and items of sentimental value.

The incident happened on Monday, April 8 at around noon.

Leigh Journal:

A picture of the man wanted by police

If you recognise the man or have any information in relation to the offence contact police on 0161 856 7067.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.