Cycling bag thief hunted after woman dies in canal
A THIEF who stole the handbag of a woman who died after falling into a canal is being hunted by cops.
The 40-year-old woman is understood to have put her shopping bags and handbag down to feed the ducks before she fell in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Bootle on January 9.
Merseyside Police want to trace a white man aged 24-25, seen riding a grey bike in the area.
But Inspector Karen Dowden said: “I want to make it clear that we want to speak to this man into the theft of a handbag.
“We are treating the death of this woman as non-suspicious, as we do believe that she had stumbled and fallen into the canal.”
The woman died after being taken to hospital by emergency services.
Some items from her handbag were found further down the canal towpath.
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