When Gwyneth Davies of Wales caught a man breaking into her kitchen on Friday night, she hit him four times with her metal crutch and made him sit on a stool until the police arrived.
Officers found the 26-year-old man weeping on the stool and arrested him. Though she has recently suffered a broken hip and ribs, pneumonia and shingles, the widow of 20 years says this proves she is able to take care of herself. "Why should old women be looked down on? I think it is terrible the way people look down on you," she said. "I have been brought up with men, and I am very independent and able to stand up for myself." [The Daily Express]