A fund has been launched to help compensate Leslie Parsonage – the 97 year-old who had £450 stolen from him while collecting his pension in Chandler’s Ford last week.
The partially sighted pensioner was outside Boots at the Fryern Arcadewhen his wallet was lifted and police have appealed for help in tracing a woman of Asian or East Euopean appearance they wish to speak to in connection this incident (pictured above).
The incident has shocked local folk and a record number of visitors logged on to read the story on the Eastleigh News website.
Mr Parsonage was left traumatised by the incident and has said he it has left him too frightened to go to the shops.
Councillor Andy Moore – the County Councillor for Eastleigh East – is acting as treasurer for the fund and will accept donations by cheque made payable to ‘Leslie Parsonage’ and sent to:
Cllr Andy Moore
c/o Hampshire County Council
Donations in cash or anonymous donations cannot be accepted.
Anyone with information on this incident which may be of interest to the police should contact them by dialing 101.