Girl, 10, robbed for 68p in Wirral

A 10 year old girl has had her purse stolen by robbers on the Wirral.

It happened on Saturday afternoon on the Brackenwood Estate in Bebington - the girl thinks the robber was between 16 and 20 years old.

He pushed her to the ground after taking her purse which contained around 68p.

Neighbourhood inspector for the area, Dave Westby said:

"This was a despicable incident and left the young girl quite shaken up.

"But we would like to reassure people that this is an isolated, opportunist attack and incidents like this are thankfully rare.

"We are calling on anyone who might have seen anything or knows anything to get in touch.

"We would also like to stress again the usual crime prevention messages and call on parents to advise their children to keep valuables out of sight when they are out and about and to take care of their possessions."