A CCTV image has been released of a woman police want to speak to after the theft of a purse in York.

North Yorkshire Police said the victim was shopping in Quality Stitches, on Goodramgate, with her handbag hung over the handlebars of her pram. On leaving the shop, she discovered her purse had been taken from her handbag, the force added.

It happened on January 19 this year.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "Police would like to speak to the woman shown in the CCTV image as she could have information that could assist the investigation."

Anyone who can help to identify the woman is asked to phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for PC Chris Dalby or email Chris.Dalby@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk Quote reference number 12180010924.