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.