POLICE are appealing for information from the public after a pensioner had her bag snatched outside a block of flats.

The woman was walking in Oliver Close, Clacton when a suspect wearing a cream parka jacket with a fur lined hood which was covering his face, took her red handbag. He then ran off towards Old Road.

Various cards, a small amount of cash and a mobile phone were all stolen when the incident occurred at approximately 3.15pm last Tuesday.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, knows the suspect or has found the stolen property is asked to contact PC Darren Buckingham at Clacton police station on 101.