Police have released a CCTV image after a woman's purse was stolen from her bag.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says the woman had been shopping at Sainsbury's in Cow Lane, Watford, on Saturday, March 7 before becoming distracted when putting items in her car.

It was then that the purse was taken from her bag at around 3.30pm.

Some of the woman's bank cards were also used,  police said.

Officers investigating the distraction theft have released an image of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Police Constable Kayleigh Fox, who is investigating, said: “If you recognise the man pictured contact me via email at kayleigh.fox@herts.pnn.police.uk as we believe that he was in the area and may have information which could help with our investigation.”

Information can be reported by calling 101 quoting reference 41/20798/20.