POLICE have shared advice after a woman had her purse stolen in broad daylight last week.

The theft took place within Andover town centre on Wednesday, September 18, at approximately 2pm.

Hampshire Constabulary today (Saturday) issued the following notice: “Please don't make it easy for opportunists.

“Make sure your belongings are hidden and bags are zipped up.

"If you would like any further crime prevention advice, please contact your local Neighbourhood Team. We can also provide cables to prevent theft.

“If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Andover police station on 101 or attend the station. We are open everyday between 0900-1800 (closed between 1400-1500).”