Update: Man charged over theft from poppy seller

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A man has been charged with theft following an incident in which an elderly woman selling poppies in Ilkeston had her handbag stolen.

The 83-year-old woman had been selling poppies with her husband at the Co-op on South Street on Thursday October 30 when a man grabbed her handbag and ran off down the street.

A 39-year-old man was today question at Ilkeston Police Station and later charged in connection to the incident, and others, following a positive identification from CCTV images.