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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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Watch: Supergran battles robber

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.

The moment Rhoda Sharkey reaches for the mop Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

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