Andrew, a ray of hope from the Daily Mail:
When a burglar targeted the home of a frail 86-year-old pensioner, he expected to escape with a decent haul.
However, the young man did not expect to be confronted by Gwyneth Davies, who hit him four times with her metal walking stick before making him sit down and wait until police arrived.
After giving the intruder a good hiding for daring to enter her home, Mrs Davies told him to perch on a stool like a naughty boy while she called police.
The widow said: ‘I told him “You bloody stay on that stool and don’t you move or you’ll have my walking stick across you again.”
’He was stunned and pretending to cry – it was better than going to the pictures.’