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.
Rhoda Sharkey showed great courage during the incident, and demonstrated incredible bravery when faced with a robbery.
However the safety of local people is our top priority, and I would always urge anyone who finds themselves in a potentially violent incident to put their personal safety first, and if possible withdraw from the situation and call the police on 999.”
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