Police are warning shoppers to remain vigilant with their handbags in Maldon after there has been a “constant trickle” of purse dippings.

Officers at Maldon Police Station are offering purse bells to residents after numerous handbags have been entered in recent months.

The bells can be picked up at the station’s front office.

The latest purse dipping happened on February 26 in the High Street, between 11.15am and 11.30am.

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