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Appeal for information after cancer patient has her purse stolen just days before Christmas

Appeal for information after cancer patient has her purse stolen just days before Christmas

by Danielle Thompson (December 2020)

PEOPLE are being asked for any information that can help to catch a thief who took a purse from a cancer patient outside a supermarket in Southport just two days before Christmas.

The incident happened right outside the Asda supermarket at Central 12 Retail park on Derby Road at around 5pm on December 23.

Sandra Lumb, 67, who is an end stage cancer patient, was outside the store when her purse is believed to have been taken from her pocket.

Her distraught daughter Sarah Lumb is now warning other local people to be careful. She is also asking anyone who was at the scene who might have any information to contact Merseyside Police immediately on 111 or to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Sarah said: “My mum is an end stage cancer patient and she has tried to remain as independent as possible even though she is on palliative medication.

“She was on own and it happened right outside the store. By the time my Mum had returned home in the taxi she was originally waiting for when this happened, the thief had already used her contactless card at three locations, one being a shop on Lord Street in Southport. This theft has been reported to the police and her cards cancelled. Is there anything that people in Southport can do to get this guy caught?”

If you have any information call Merseyside Police on 111 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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