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Update – appeal following reported purse theft in Dorchester

A man has come forward following an appeal in relation to a reported purse theft in Dorchester.

Between 12.45pm and 1.30pm on Thursday 18 October 2018 a woman aged in her 80s reported that her purse had been stolen while shopping in the town centre and her bank card was allegedly used for a transaction at the Co-Op store in Trinity Street.

Following a public appeal, a 22-year-old man from Oxfordshire has contacted police. He is assisting officers with their investigation and is not being treated as a suspect. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180169234. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via