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A Gloucestershire grandmother who locked a burglar in her garden shed has received a reward from the county's High Sheriff, for apprehending a thief.
Judith Gazzard heard a noise outside her home in Cinderford in the early hours of the morning and went to investigate.
She found the conservatory ransacked and 25 year old Jason Marshall inside the wooden hut.
He had eaten three ice-creams from Judith's freezer.
The 69 year old slammed the door shut, locking Marshall inside, and then called Police.
When sentencing, the Judge ordered Mrs Gazzard to be paid a £250 reward by the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire.