A pensioner has been described as an inspiration after she stopped a thief who was running from the police.
Margaret Leese hit the criminal with her handbag and despite ending up badly bruised herself, she says she would do it again.
A pensioner has been described as an inspiration after she stopped a thief who was running from the police. Margaret Leese hit the criminal with her handbag and despite ending up badly bruised herself she says she would do it again.
Margaret Leese from Staffordshire helped to catch a thief by hitting him with her handbag. Chief Superintendent Bernie O'Reilly, said:
– Chief Superintendent Bernie O'Reilly
Mrs Leese is a wonder woman. She was brave and courageous and I really can't thank her enough for helping my officers arrest this lad. She helped to grab hold of him and we are really grateful for that. Her actions are humbling and inspiring.
A grandmother in Stoke-on-Trent successfully stopped a thief at her local supermarket by hitting him with her handbag.
– Margaret Leese
I knew my handbag was heavy, as it always is because I've always got my purse, keys and pills in there. So I just swung it at him. Luckily it hit him on the right shoulder and I put my right hand up to try and stop him but he barged into me. It all happened so fast but it made me laugh when he tried running away and fell over me. He fell flat on his face and that's when he was arrested.
A pensioner from Staffordshire successfully prevented a theft from her local supermarket by attacking a man with her handbag.
Margaret Leese spotted a man break free from two police officers who tried to stop him stealing bottles of spirits.
She hit him with her handbag, they both fell to the ground, and the thief tripped over her as he attempted to run away.