A HAVE-A-GO hero chased a thief who had stolen a woman’s handbag from the basket of her mobility scooter.

The victim was in Hawthorn Avenue, Greenstead, when a man approached her on Sunday at 4.30pm and took her handbag from the front basket of her scooter.

A man, thought to be in his thirties, ran after the offender and got the bag back, before returning it to the victim.

The thief is described as white, in his thirties, with short brown hair, wearing grey jogging bottoms, a checked shirt and possibly glasses.

Anyone with information can call PC Lindsay Black at Colchester police on 101.