A WOMAN has been charged in connection with the theft of a shopper’s purse in Barnsley town centre.

Police were called to Market Street, Barnsley at around 12.15pm on Thursday 30 April following a report of the theft of a purse from a woman’s handbag.

A woman was arrested nearby.

Malina Kalitsova, 26,of Clare Hill, Huddersfield, has been charged with theft and will appear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 20 May.