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Burglar repeatedly raided pensioner's home as she slept

A woman whose home in Long Eaton was burgled five times by the same man has been given an award for her courage in catching him.

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Brave pensioner chased out brazen burglar with stick

Secret cameras set up in the living room of pensioner Margaret Woodward's home caught the moment a brazen burglar strolled into her living room - while she was watching TV.

Apparently unconcerned by her presence, the man walked straight into the 68-year-old's Long Eaton home in one of five raids.

But the brave pensioner decided enough was enough, and can be seen on the video grabbing a walking stick, which she used to chase Patrick Reid from her home.

She has now been awarded £1,500 for her bravery as her actions helped put him behind bars for four and a half years.

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