Woman overwhelmed by support after bag is snatched in Burgh-le-Marsh

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A delivery driver says she has been overwhelmed by the support she received after her handbag containing treasured possessions was snatched in Burgh le Marsh.

Anita Sorrell was delivering produce for Boston Sausage on Thursday when she noticed her handbag, containing £40 of unused wedding vouchers as well as her bank cards and cash, was missing. The blue floral bag and Radley purse also contained a Scottish pound note that her father-in-law had given her 35 years earlier.

Whoever stole my bag didn’t waste any time and put £400 on my credit card

Anita Sorrell

Anita said: “I realised the bag was missing when I stopped at the Winning Post in Burgh Road. The Spar Shop in Burgh checked on the CCTV and the camera was facing the van doors but no-one opened them.

“I remembered when I got back in the van at Sycamore Lakes it had fallen off the seat and think it must have been stolen there.

“It was a horrible week. My mum had just died and my mind was all over the place, but I work for a small company and didn’t want to take any time off. Then on the Tuesday I discovered I had a 55-year-old brother living in Australia, which was quite a shock.

“Whoever stole the bag didn’t waste any time and put £400 on my credit card. You really don’t expect anything like this to happen in a lovely village like Burgh le Marsh.”

Anita hopes other people will be more vigilant after what happened to her. She said: “I’ve been delivering in the area for 13 years and have never had any problems before.

”I hope this will be a lesson to other people to be careful. It’s been a tough few days but I have been overwhelmed by the messages of support on Facebook.”