Grandmother prevents theft

A grandmother from Stoke-on-Trent stops a thief stealing bottles of spirits from her local supermarket by hitting him with her handbag.

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Theft stopped by grandmother's handbag

Margaret Leese Credit: News Team

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.

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