Breaking news: Arrest made over theft from poppy seller

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A 39-year-old man has today been arrested in connection with the theft of a handbag from a 83-year-old poppy seller.

The woman was selling the poppies, on behalf of the Royal British Legion, in the foyer of the Ilkeston Co-op in South Street on Thursday October 30 when a man snatched her handbag and ran off.

Ilkeston’s inspector, Nick Daines, said the man, who has Ilkeston links, was helping them with their inquiries.