A man snatched an elderly woman's handbag as she was letting herself into her home.

The woman, 83, was on the doorstep of her house in Addison Street, Accrington, when the man grabbed her bag and ran off.

Her purse and a small amount of cash were in the bag. The theft happened at 5.15pm on Saturday.

Pc Anna Gavela said: “Thankfully the woman wasn’t harmed, but she was left shaken by what happened.

“If anybody was in the area at the time and saw a man acting suspiciously or perhaps a man running in the direction of Annie Street then I would like to hear from them.”