Thief stole cash from woman having fit

A thief stole £100 from a woman's handbag as she suffered an epileptic fit in a busy city street.

A callous thief stole £100 from a woman's handbag as she suffered an epileptic fit in a busy city street.

Police have appealed for witnesses - particularly someone who came to the woman's aid - to come forward with information after the incident which happened at 2.30pm on a Saturday during the peak shopping time on St Giles Street, Norwich.

The 35-year-old victim was walking home from the Guildhall area last Saturday when she suffered an epileptic fit.

She was lying on the ground semi-conscious when she heard someone say: “What are you doing in her bag?” A male voice replied “looking for ID”. When the victim got to hospital she realised that £100 was missing from her purse.

A police spokesman said: “This is a callous act, and we would urge anyone who knows anything about this incident to please come forward, particularly the person who appears to have gone to her aid”.

Contact Bethel Street police station in Norwich on 0845 456 4567.