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Is having your handbag snatched more than just an inconvenience? | Open thread

PUBLISHED August 29, 2012

A judge has underlined the symbolic power of handbags, arguing that their theft amounts to more than mere "inconvenience". Speaking at Reading crown court, Zoe Smith pointed out that the crime is particularly stressful for women, who may feel less secure after having their handbags snatched on a night out.

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