Newton Stewart elderly woman scares off intruder

Police have launched an investigation after an elderly woman scared off an intruder in her south of Scotland home.

The incident happened at a house in Elizabeth Crescent in Newton Stewart at about 19:40 on Tuesday.

Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary said the woman disturbed a person in the hallway of her home.

The intruder, who was wearing black trousers and a hooded top with the hood up, fled after being confronted.

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