Great Grandmother Burgled

Dozens of people have saved Christmas for an 87-year-old woman with lung cancer who had all her gifts and savings stolen. Great Grandmother Christina Hewitt had saved all year for the gifts that were taken from her home in Blackley earlier this week

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Great grandmother inundated with gifts following burglary

Dozens of people have given some Christmas cheer to an 87-year-old woman with lung cancer who had all her gifts and savings stolen.

Great Grandmother Christina Hewitt had saved all year for the gifts that were taken from her home in Blackley earlier this week.

She was devastated to be left with nothing. her story touched so many people that she's been inundated with gifts.

Today her housing association, the wardens and a company that spotted a present was from them turned up bearing gifts.

To donate gifts to Mrs Hewitt, please contact Northwards Housing.

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Great grandmother inundated with gifts after burglary

Dozens of people have given some Christmas cheer to an 87-year-old woman with lung cancer who had all her gifts and savings stolen.

Great Grandmother Christina Hewitt had saved all year for the gifts that were taken from her home in Blackley earlier this week.

She was devastated to be left with nothing. But her story touched so many people that she's been inundated with gifts.

Today her housing association, the wardens and a company that spotted a present was from them turned up bearing gifts.

To donate gifts to Mrs Hewitt, please contact Northwards Housing.

Police crackdown on burglary in the run up to Christmas

Police in the North West are cracking down on burglary in the run up to Christmas.

87-year old Christina Hewitt, who suffers from lung cancer, had saved all year to buy presents for her relatives. Yesterday, thieves burgled her home.

Mrs Hewitt is one of a growing number of victims at this time of year.

Police say they're clamping down on burglars, but they're stretched to deal with a 20% increase in the lead up to Christmas.