Thief stole cancer patient's handbag as she slept

Sarah Coles
Alan Price
Alan Price

Calvin Reid, a 46-year-old from Colchester, has been jailed for two years, after stealing a cancer victim's handbag from hospital. Reid pounced as the 67-year-old slept in a private room in Essex County Hospital, taking her bag from beside her bed. She woke up to find him leaning over her bed, and called nurses who chased him down the corridor. They passed two delivery men, who took up the pursuit and chased Reid through the streets to apprehend him.

The judge called him the 'lowest of the low', but he's not alone.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%