POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information about a shop theft that occurred in Bedale.

The incident happened at the Co-op on the Market Place at about 11.40am on Saturday March 6 and involved a lone woman.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire POlice said: "About £70 worth of mostly perishable goods were stolen. It is understood that on the same date, the woman returned to the store a few hours later and attempted to steal more goods before being challenged by staff."

The woman pictured on CCTV may have important information that could assist the investigation. Anyone who knows who they are should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PC James Crawford. You can also email james.crawford@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number: 12210072630.