Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

WIDOW, 90, FIGHTS OFF BURGLAR IN HER HOME ; Feisty Pensioner Takes Action after Brazen Intruder Walks into Her Home in Broad Daylight

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

WIDOW, 90, FIGHTS OFF BURGLAR IN HER HOME ; Feisty Pensioner Takes Action after Brazen Intruder Walks into Her Home in Broad Daylight

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A FEISTY 90-year-old widow rugby-tackled a burglar after he brazenly walked into her house in broad daylight.

Eda Marron was sitting doing a crossword in the living room of her bungalow when she heard her front door open.

To her shock a hooded stranger appeared silently in the doorway - so, using her zimmer-frame to help, she grabbed him around the waist and tried to force him out of her house.

Eda suffers from a longterm muscle weakening disease called myasthenia gravis so is unable to walk unaided.

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But she said she was 'surprised' rather than scared when she saw the burglar, adding: "I got my walker, walked up to him and said 'who are you, what do you want?', and he never spoke.

"Whether he can speak English or not, I don't know, but he never said a word all the time he was here. I kept leaning on him to push him out and he wasn't going to go.

"All of a sudden he turned around the corner to my bedroom - that's where my bag was.

"I kept hold of him and was leaning on him to push him. …

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