Purse and wallet warning

Crime prevention experts are calling on shoppers to safeguard their possessions when out and about.

The warning comes from the Wetherby and District Crime Prevention Panel who say that they can provide free security lanyards.

Spokesman Maureen Brewer said: “Too many shoppers walk around busy areas with handbags left insecure offering an open invitation to the opportunist thief to remove your possessions within seconds without you being aware.”