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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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Honour for plucky pensioner who chased off burglar

A plucky pensioner who chased off a persistent burglar who raided her home repeatedly as she slept in her armchair has been honoured.

Margaret Woodward, aged 68, was even awake and watching TV on one of the occasions burglar Patrick Reid casually strolled into her living room.

Margaret Woodward with her certificate Credit: ITV News Central

She has been awarded £1,500 for bravely confronting Reid and chasing him out, and has been given a certificate from the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Derek Mapp, in honour of her actions.

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