Margaret Leese from Staffordshire helped to catch a thief by hitting him with her handbag. Chief Superintendent Bernie O'Reilly, said:
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.
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"She tried to take hold of the knife to stop him. He told her not to shout out and scream and get on her knees and beg."