CCTV appeal after handbag theft at Lincoln County Hospital

Police have issued a CCTV appeal to trace two people after a handbag containing items of sentimental value was stolen at Lincoln County Hospital.

The bag was left on a bench just outside the main outpatients door of the hospital at around 6pm on February 2.

The bag, containing cards, a passport and a camera, was then taken from the bench before the owner could retrieve it.

An appeal was also launched on social media by the victim’s daughter on February 4.

Rosalind Reed’s Facebook post, which has been shared over 1,000 times, stated that among the items in the stolen handbag was a letter written to her mother by her late father.

The appeal by the victim's daughter has been shared over 1,000 times on social media.

The appeal by the victim’s daughter has been shared over 1,000 times on social media.

Officers are appealing for anyone who know the man or woman pictured to call Lincolnshire Police on 101 with information for the attention of the investigating Officer, PC 495 O’Shea.

Police spokesperson Jemma Peacock said: “The bag contained some items of great sentimental value.

“The family are desperate to get this bag and the contents back. If you have any information that could help, please call on 101. Similarly if you come across a discarded bag, let us know.”