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Elderly British woman fends off burglar with bacon

By Daniel Uria
Elderly British woman fends off burglar with bacon
An 86-year-old British woman defended herself from a would-be robber in a supermarket by beating her over the head with a packet of bacon. The unidentified female suspect followed the woman into the supermarket after witnessing her withdrawing a large amount of money from an ATM. The woman was reportedly safe after the encounter but remained shaken up. Photo by Joe Gough/Shutterstock

MANCHESTER, England, July 20 (UPI) -- An elderly British woman was able to defend herself from an attempted robbery by using a package of bacon.

Greater Manchester Police Trafford South reported that the 86-year-old woman was approached by an unidentified female in a grocery store after withdrawing a large amount of money from an ATM.

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"Whilst shopping, the lady was challenged by an unknown female who grabbed her trolley and demanded the money she had withdrawn," Police wrote.

The elderly woman quickly looked to her surroundings for a defense by using a packet of bacon to fend off the would-be robber.

"The 86 year old lady then defended herself by repeatedly hitting the female offender over the head with a packet of bacon," police wrote. "The offender then retreated and made off from the supermarket."

Police told the BBC that the woman "was safe and well, but ultimately felt "shook up about the incident."

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