A southport woman is appealing to the kind hearted nature of her neighbours to try and track down her purse which was stolen from her handbag over the weekend

The woman, who does not want to be named, was distraught to discover her purse, a rare black killstar wallet adorned with the words ‘I need space’ was swiped from her handbag while she was working as a care assistant in the town

The brazen thief made off with the purse and it has not been seen since

While all the cards have been cancelled, the care worker says she is distraught given the sentimental value of the purse, saying “it means nothing to anyone else, only me and I would love to get it back. It has my driving licence in it too which is far more important than the cards.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101