WISBECH: Pensioner appealing for information over missing purse

PUBLISHED: 11:00 05 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:06 02 June 2010

Horsefair Bus Station, Wisbech

Horsefair Bus Station, Wisbech

A PENSIONER is appealing for information after losing her purse during a shopping trip in Wisbech yesterday (Thursday). Patricia Gunn, 72, from Peterborough was in Wisbech town centre from about 10am-12.15pm. She noticed the purse was missing when she wa

A PENSIONER is appealing for information after losing her purse during a shopping trip in Wisbech yesterday (Thursday).

Patricia Gunn, 72, from Peterborough was in Wisbech town centre from about 10am-12.15pm.

She noticed the purse was missing when she was as the bus stop by the Horsefair Shopping Centre.

She said: "It contained money, credit cards, £40 worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers and some sentimental items my daughter had sent to me from Australia.

"The purse was in a shopping bag, so I don't know if it fell out or was stolen.

"I only had it out once when I bought bird seed from the market. I spent a bit of time in the Horsefair Shopping Centre and went into a few shops.

"I'm an honest person and I'd like to think that if anyone finds my purse they will do the right thing and contact the police."

With no money, Mrs Gunn was worried about getting home but she said, "The lady at Wisbech Police Station was very helpful.

"She even wrote a letter to the bus driver to explain my situation and drove me to the bus stop. I am very grateful."

Wisbech Police Station can be contacted by calling 0845 456 4564.


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