Ann Timson probably wouldn’t describe herself as a ‘have-a-go hero’.
The 70-year-old was out shopping in Northampton when she heard a commotion. She saw four males outside a jewellers shop, fearing they were beatring up another lad she ran to them shouting at them to stop. It was only when she got nearer she found they were smashing the window of the jewellers. She did not more than start whacking the robbers over their heads with her shopping bag.
Other members of the public joined her & they managed to detain one of the males before they could steal anything. Three others were arrested a short while later.