Police have praised the bravery of an 81-year-old woman who battered an intruder with a pair of crutches.

The plucky pensioner was also able to give officers a detailed description of the offender, who forced his way into her home in Solihull, West Midlands, on February 22.

Although the thief managed to escape with £110 from the victim’s purse, he was forced to flee after she used her crutches to hit him around the head.

The man, who struck at about 1.30pm, is described as in his early 20s, 6ft, clean-shaven, with short black hair, and a distinctively large nose.

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