A PURSE was stolen from a house in East Cleveland while an elderly woman and her grandson slept.

Police are appealing for information following the burglary in Pasture Lane, Lazenby, East Cleveland, at about 1.30pm on Saturday February 23. A purse containing cash was stolen.

Two males aged 35 and 16 have been arrested in connection with the offence, Cleveland Police said.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact PC Brian Lightowler on the non-emergency number 101, or on Crimestoppers, 0800-555-111.