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Supergran mops up bravery award

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 before fleeing empty-handed.

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Grandmother's bravery recognised

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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.

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