Woman robbed of handbag in Wellington

An 85-year-old woman was left shaken after being robbed of her handbag in Wellington on Friday.

The robbery took place in a car park on Whitchurch Road at around 11.30am.

There was an initial altercation between the victim and robbery in the car park before the victim managed to escape with her handbag.

A short time later after she got into her car the offender opened the door and managed to grab the bag.

The victim wasn’t injured but left badly shaken.

Storm Patricia Ramsden, 29, of no fixed abode, has been charged with robbery and is due to appear at Telford Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning.

Detective Constable Lizzi Waterworth, of Telford CID, is appealing for help from the public.

She said: “Our detectives are working hard to identify the person responsible and we are following a number of lines of enquiry.

“There were a lot of people in the area at the time of the incident so we’re keen to hear from anyone who witnessed it or has any other information that could help with our enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 216s of 11 January 2019 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.