A MAN has been charged with theft after a 97-year-old woman’s purse was stolen in Park South.

Garry Bourne, 42, of Park South, has been charged with one count of theft.

The incident happened at around 10am on January 25 at the Post Office on Whitbourne Avenue.

The purse contained the woman’s cash bank, gas and electricity cards.

He has been released on unconditional bail and is due to appear at Swindon Magistrates Court in April.