POLICE are hunting a teenager who stole a handbag containing £100 in cash from a 71-year-old woman.

The theft happened at 5.10pm on Thursday (Jan 18) as she walked along Livsey Street in Whitefield. The pensioner was not injured but was left in a very distressed state.

The offender was a white male, aged around 16, 5ft 6ins tall, slim and wearing a dark baseball cap and a dark bomber jacket.

Witnesses can contact Whitefield CID on 856 8248. Quote reference number GMP19333M/01.