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Bacon-wielding woman, 86, fights off thief in Iceland

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Image caption The 86-year-old woman fought back using a packet of bacon

An 86-year-old woman fought off a would-be thief with a packet of bacon in a Greater Manchester supermarket.

The woman had withdrawn her pension from a bank in Altrincham on Monday before heading into the Iceland store.

While shopping she was approached by a woman who grabbed her trolley and demanded her money.

Not willing to give up without a fight, however, the octogenarian hit the woman over the head with the bacon before the would-be thief fled empty-handed.

Greater Manchester Police said while the 86-year-old was "safe and well", she was "shook up about the incident".

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Image caption The tweet from Greater Manchester Police about the incident

Update 20 July 2016: A video of the incident obtained by Altrincham Today and released later revealed the incident was less dramatic than previously reported by Greater Manchester Police.

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