AN OAP who stole a purse from an off-duty paramedic who was helping an ill Asda customer is being sought by police.

The woman, said to be in her 70s, was caught on CCTV at the supermarket's Northallerton, North Yorkshire branch on Monday at around 4pm.

The paramedic noticed the customer was being taken ill, so she rushed to help the patient into an ambulance.

She had immediately dropped her basket on the shop floor, with her purse which contained cash, cash cards and her car keys.

The suspect who committeed the nasty theft was carrying an Aldi bag for life with the slogan "you take the biscuit".

She is described as having dark hair which was up in a pony tail, and is of a slim build.

The suspect was carrying a number of carrier bags from various stores and was seen to leave the store and cross the car park, heading in the direction of Brompton Road.

Anyone who recognises the woman is asked to dial 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to Alex Bilby.

It comes after paramedics who were rushing a sick child to hospital were showered in glass when a yob smashed an ambulance window.

The “mindless” vandalism took place as the crew were making their way through Salford, Gtr Manchester.