TWO men have been arrested at a hostel in Winchester after a woman's purse was stolen.

Several police cars descended on West View House in Hyde Gate on Wednesday afternoon following the incident - which reportedly took place in Parchment Street at around 4.15pm.

A 27-year-old man and 35-year-old man, both from Winchester, were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

The 27-year-old man remains in custody, while the 35-year-old has been released under investigation.

Officers have been called a number of times in the past to the hostel, which provides sheltered and assisted accommodation.

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