Man charged after 88-year-old woman robbed in home

A man has been charged after an 88-year-old woman was robbed in her home.

The pensioner answered the door of her home in Edinburgh to a man who allegedly pushed his way in and stole her purse.

The incident happened in Niddrie Mill Avenue at around 7pm on Sunday.

Police said that a 38-year-old man has been arrested and charged following the incident.

He is expected to appear in court in due course.