Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bob, 91, Fights off House Raid Thug in His Pyjamas ; Pensioner Tells of How He 'Clouted' Robber Nephew Calls for Crook to Be Jailed for 10 Years

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bob, 91, Fights off House Raid Thug in His Pyjamas ; Pensioner Tells of How He 'Clouted' Robber Nephew Calls for Crook to Be Jailed for 10 Years

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A91-YEAR-OLD man has told how he 'clouted' a robber back after the thug smashed his way into his home and attacked him.

Bob Horsfield was in his pyjamas and had just eaten his porridge when the thug threw a brick through the window in his back door - showering the kitchen with glass.

He climbed inside, punched Bob in the face and stole some cash he uses to pay his carer. But feisty Bob managed to punch him in the face before he fled.

He said: "He gave me a clout, so I gave him one back."

Detectives have launched an investigation.

Bob added: "He came from the back of my greenhouse. I was wearing my pyjamas and vest. I said 'Where are you going?' and he said, 'I want your money', so I said to him, 'You'll be lucky'.

"Then the brick came through and he climbed inside.

'He gave me a clout, so I gave him one back'. That's all I can tell you. He ran away.

"He could have murdered me. He nearly did. I'm lucky I'm here. I thought I'd had it. I'm a lucky man. …

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