POLICE are appealing for help in tracing a woman they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a woman’s purse from Aldi supermarket in Chelmsford.

The purse was stolen from a shopping trolley on Friday, April 4, at around 11.15am. It belongs to an elderly woman and contained a small amount of cash and cards as well as sentimental photos of her husband.

One of the cards was then used at the Blackmore Co-Op in Ingatestone later that day for a small amount of money.

Police are looking to speak to the woman pictured in connection with the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Danielle Twaites at Chelmsford police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.