A LARGE amount of cash was stolen in a distraction theft in Ledbury.

Police said the victim was approached on Church Lane at 11.50pm on October 18 by a woman claiming to be a charity worker collecting for the charity.

The victim made a donation from their purse and was then asked to produce ID and write their name on the clipboard the collector was carrying.

They later found a large amount of money had been stolen from their purse.

If you have any information you believe could be connected to the incident, contact police on 101 quoting reference number: 0523S 211019