Updated: Wednesday, 20th November 2019 @ 5:06pm

Cowardly intruder scared off by vulnerable disabled man forced to defend his Tameside home

Cowardly intruder scared off by vulnerable disabled man forced to defend his Tameside home

By Ben Ireland

A cowardly robber was scared off by a vulnerable disabled Tameside man who was forced to defend his Greater Manchester home yesterday.

The 65-year-old victim was left bruised and shaken-up after answering his front door, only to be forcibly pushed aside as a man barged into his hallway demanding cash.

Thankfully, the startled man was able to push his panic alarm, scaring off the would-be-thief.

The assailant was described as a white male in his 20’s, about 5ft 8in tall and wearing a dark hooded top.

Police Constable Donne Eastwood said: "Luckily this man was able to react quickly to being confronted by a violent intruder, and showed a great deal of bravery to press his alarm which forced his attacker to flee.

"However, he is understandably badly shaken up by his ordeal and we need to catch this man before he targets anyone else.

He urged anyone with any further information to come forward and to take particular care when answering their doors at night, and advised people to call the police if something looks out of place.

The incident occurred at about 8:50pm

“I also want people in this community to be vigilant and look out for anyone acting suspiciously or loitering around the area,” he added.

“If you have a keychain keep it on the lock or if you have a spyhole please use it and do not open your door if you have any doubts about the caller."

If you have any information, please call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Image courtesy of Greater Manchester Police, with thanks.

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