Conmen grab 80-year-old Sunderland woman’s purse

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POLICE are appealing for help finding two men who stole a purse from an elderly woman in Sunderland.

The 80-year-old woman allowed the pair into her Grindon home on Friday afternoon after they knocked on her back door asking for a drink, but discovered after they left that her purse was missing.

The first man is described as white, in his 30s, 5ft 5ins tall and of medium build. The second is white, 5ft 7ins tall and well-built.