Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Carols raise cash for Portchester theft victim

A carol concert has raised £212 for a 97-year-old Hampshire woman who had her purse stolen by thieves.

The woman, who does not want to be identified, lost £700 cash and had a further £500 withdrawn from her bank account after the theft in Portchester.

The Portchester Safer Neighbourhood Team held a community carol concert in the town's precinct on Friday, which was attended by about 200 people.

The theft happened near the Red Lion pub on 9 December.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites