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An incredibly brave pensioner who used her handbag to fight off armed robbers trying to break into a jewellers has said she was shocked that no one else did the same.
The woman, who does not want to be named, fended off robbers armed with sledgehammers and her heroics were captured on video as the criminal gang tried to break into Michael Jones Jewellers in Northampton, yesterday morning.
'I was standing talking with a woman when I heard a commotion and I looked across and saw six young men on scooters,' said the pensioner.
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Originally posted by TrueBrit
I cannot even say how fantasticaly brave this woman was to get stuck in like that. I think the main reason the fellows on scooters didnt fight back over much was probably out of sheer shock that an old lady was beating on them with her handbag !
What amazing courage. I can only hope that people everywhere see this and take heart, and resolve to emulate this bravery should they be given the oppertunity.