A feisty 83-year-old grandmother has won a bravery award after fighting off a burglar — going “hell for leather on him” with her walking stick.
Shopkeeper June Turner was caught on camera at her newsagent in Hanley repeatedly thwacking the 28-year-old robber with the cane she used after breaking her hip three years earlier.
“I said ‘you’re not having my money,’” she previously told Stoke-on-Trent Live. “I couldn’t find the panic button so I got my stick and I really belted him with it,” she said.
“I went hell for leather on him,” she said, with the video eventually showing the robber running out almost empty-handed.
She said it was her “instinct” to “give him a good whack,” saying, “I think he was quite shocked, he wasn’t expecting that. I bet he thought ‘she’s getting on a bit.’”
The grandma also insisted she would do the same thing again — “but with something heavier.”
“He won’t be so lucky