UK grandma fights off robber with walking stick, wins bravery award

UK grandma fights off robber with walking stick, wins bravery award


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.

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“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

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