Woman, 87, challenges burglar at Hayling Island retirement home

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A BURGLAR fled empty-handed after being challenged by an 87-year-old woman at a retirement complex on Hayling Island.

The man got into the woman’s ground-floor bedroom at Gorseway, Seafront, and was rifling through a jewellery box.

The woman challenged him and sounded her care alarm, forcing him to flee with nothing. The break-in happened at about 12.10am on Saturday. The man was about 5ft 6in tall, about 20 years old, and wore a tartan top. Call police on 101.