Police are searching for three people after a pensioner's purse was stolen in Yate Shopping Centre.

An 81-year-old woman's purse was stolen from the centre between midday and 1pm on Wednesday 27 November.

Later the same day, between 1.45 and 2pm, one of the stolen bank cards was used in several shops in Keynsham.

Avon and Somerset Police have now appealed for information, and released three CCTV images of the individuals.

"If you recognise the man or the women in these images get in touch quoting reference 5219276415," the police said.

"If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219276415.

"You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

"No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers."