Seventy-year-old Rhoda Sharkey has received a bravery award after battling a would-be robber who entered the shop she works in last November.
Hannah McNulty went to meet her.
Police have reminded the public to call them when faced with danger after a seventy-year-old shop assistant took on a would-be robber.
Grandmother Rhoda Sharkey received a bravery award at a ceremony yesterday after fending off the intruder last November.
But while police have commended her courage, they have reminded the public to put safety first when faced with a similar situation.
Watch a seventy-year-old grandmother from Cumbria battle a would-be robber, before grabbing a mop to chase him off outside the shop.
Footage courtesy of Cumbria Constabulary.
Rhoda Sharkey was at work in her son's corner shop in Egremont when a man came in and demanded money.
She received a bravery award at a ceremony yesterday, along with a new mop, for her efforts in fending off the intruder, who was later jailed.
At the end of the video, you can see her reach for the mop.
A seventy-year-old grandmother who fought off a would-be robber with a mop has described her excitement at receiving a bravery award for her efforts.
Rhoda Sharkey was at work in her son's corner shop in Egremont when a man demanded money.
As well as the award, the seventy-year-old was also presented with a new mop at a ceremony yesterday.
A Cumbrian grandmother who fought off a would-be robber with a mop has been given a bravery award.
Seventy-year-old Rhoda Sharkey was at work in her son's corner shop in Egremont when a man demanded money.
He fled empty-handed and was later jailed.
As well as the award, she was also presented with a new mop.
Four-year-old Rowan Rychel has received an award at the Lothian and Borders Police Meritorious awards in Edinburgh.
The toddler was just two-years-old when she dialled 999 after her mum, Francesca, lost consciousness and fell to the floor in September 2011.
Rowan spoke to an emergency operator and said, 'My mummy is sleeping and she won't wake up'.
Police officers arrived at their home in Innerleithen and forced their way in.
Francesca was then taken to hospital for treatment.
An awards ceremony commemorating the bravery of 35 members of the public is being held in Edinburgh.
Lothian and Borders Police are holding the event, which recognises people who have saved someone from danger or helped the police with an arrest.
The police say it is their chance to thank the people who have gone above and beyond all expectations for others.
Two-year-old Rowan Rychel from Innerleithen is among the winners after dialling 999 when her mother lost consciousness and fell to the floor.
Several people who were involved with the rescue of Katie-Lou MacLean, who fell into Eyemouth harbour in June 2012, are also being recognised.
Children from Cumbria were among those awarded for bravery at a charity event in Newcastle.
36 children attended the Brave Hearts Award to be recognised for their courage and each had their own humbling story to tell. Watch the full report here: