POLICE in Helmsley are appealing for witnesses and information about a burglary at the Elijah Todd Newsagents in Bridge Street.

A man entered the shop at around 2.45pm on Tuesday, October 29 and it is believed he went into a staff-only area where a purse was taken. He left the shop at approximately 2.55pm. The man is described as Oriental, about 5ft 5in with a small build, and he was wearing a light-coloured jacket.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference12190199812.