POLICE have launched a search for two woman after a purse was stolen from a blind woman in a Winchester charity shop.

Officers were called following the theft on March 31 at around 3.40pm in the British Heart Foundation shop in High Street.

The 55-year-old blind woman had her purse, containing several bank cards, stolen from her handbag while she was being distracted by another woman in the store.

Now police have released CCTV images of two women seen in the store at around the same time and are appeal for help to identify them.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference '44180119024', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.