POLICE have arrested and charged a man in connection with two street robberies in Wirral.

On Wednesday, a man stole a purse from a woman in her 70s outside Riverside Drive Doctor's Surgery on New Chester Road, Rock Ferry.

A member of the public retrieved the purse from the man and he was detained at the scene until officers arrived and arrested him.

The victim received a minor hand injury and was checked by doctors.

Edward David Edwards, 48, from Wycliffe Street, Rock Ferry was arrested and charged with robbery and kept in custody to appear this morning at Wirral adult remand court.

He is also charged with a second robbery which occurred on Monday, October 30 in Haldane Avenue, Claughton, during which a woman in her 60s had a handbag snatched, which contained items including bank cards.