A woman had her handbag stolen from inside some public toilets.

Police say the incident happened on Monday, about 2pm in the multi-storey car park in Workington.

A force spokesperson said: "The bag is described as a black George handbag with gold zips up the front and has small purple paint marks on the handle.

"The bag had sentimental items of the victim’s daughter and has nothing of value in. "

* Any information to the whereabouts of the bag or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police quoting log 121 of December 3.