A PURSE was stolen from a Ryedale theme park and now police are trying to trace a woman they think can help in their investigation.

An appeal issued today said that the theft happened in the arcades at Flamingo Land at around 7.14pm on Monday, August 6.

A purse was stolen from the top of an arcade machine.

Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise this person in the image.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Louise Knight or email louise.knight@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Quote reference number 12180145326 when passing on information.