28 Jun '14, 7am

Brave pensioner hid handbag from Leeds robber: A robber has been jailed for a total of 10 and a half years aft...

Brave pensioner hid handbag from Leeds robber: A robber has been jailed for a total of 10 and a half years aft...

A robber has been jailed for a total of 10 and a half years after he attacked an 89-year-old woman in her home having previously tried to burgle the bungalow of a woman in a wheelchair. Leeds Crown Court heard yesterday Patrick Joseph Cawley tried to trick his way into the pensioner’s home in Woodhouse on September 23 last year telling her there was “a lad” in her back porch. She became suspicious so kept her door on the safety hinge and he then tried to scare her to come outside by saying he thought the gas appliance might be there and there might be an explosion. Jeremy Lindsay, prosecuting, said Cawley then slipped off the safety hook and pushed his way inside covering her face with his hand. She was screaming as they moved into her home and said her knees just gave way, landing her on the floor. As Cawley, 46, of Colenso Grove, Holbeck, searched her shopping bag, the p...

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