Police are searching for a couple after a charity box was stolen from a book store in Twickenham.

The incident happened in Waterstones in King Street on Jan 9.

Twickenham Riverside PC Steve Pitcher said a man “distracted the sole member of staff”, while a woman was captured on CCTV “swiping” the charity box.

He described it as a “pretty disgusting crime” and has urged members of the public to come forward if they recognise the couple.

If you know the pair or their whereabouts contact police on 101, quoting reference number 0700703/18.