A WOMAN had her purse stolen in the changing rooms of a swimming pool in Chelmsford.

It is thought the item was taken while the owner showered with her son at the Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre on Wednesday February 26.

An attempt to withdraw cash was made shortly after the theft.

Police investigating the incident have released a CCTV image of two women they would like to speak with in connection with the theft.

Anyone with information should get in touch with either Pc Christopher Leavett at Chelmsford on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.