Eastleigh News readers will recall with disgust, the robbery of a 97 year old man in the Fryern Arcade, Chandlers Ford, around midday on Thursday, September 26.
Partially sighted pensioner Leslie Parsonage who was born two years into the 1st World War, had just collected his pension from the Post Office when a woman asked him the time. While he was distracted, his wallet was stolen containing around £450.
The woman who police wish to trace, is of Eastern European or Asian appearance, with black hair, possibly in a bun, possibly not. She is thin, around 5ft 6ins tall and was wearing a three-quarter length camel-coloured jacket, faded jeans and trainers. She wore a white scarf and a white hat.
So incensed was Hampshire County Councillor Andy Moore, that he set up a collection for Mr Parsonage which has so far reached just short of £200. Those wishing to make a donation and help put the smile back on the face of an old gentleman who has been treated shamefully, should make a cheque payable to “Leslie Parsonage” and send it to Councillor Andy Moore, c/o The Castle, Winchester.
Eastleigh News will keep readers up to date with progress on Andy’s collection.