Shropshire

Burglar in Shropshire pushed out of house by woman, 84

An 84-year-old woman grabbed a burglar she found in her Shropshire home and pushed him out of the door.

West Mercia Police praised the pensioner, who has not been named, for her actions.

After pushing the man out of her home in the Wem area, she found £80 was missing from her handbag.

Officers have now presented her with £100 from from the force's community fund and a basket of flowers in recognition of her bravery.

Three men were arrested in connection with the burglary and are on bail.

PC Lyn Downes said, during the incident, the woman had confronted the man who had told her he was looking for his dog.

PC Downes said: "She told him to get out of the house, grabbed him and bundled him outside before closing the door."

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