Dorking woman, 96, tells burglar to leave

A 96-year-old woman whose Surrey home has been targeted by burglars three times has vowed to stay in the house where she has lived since 1937.

Police said the pensioner woke to hear a burglar in her Dorking house early on Friday but told the man to get out and he left without taking anything.

Det Con Audrey Cumiskey said police had been to the property and were trying to trace the man.

Surrey Police is working with the woman to put extra security in place.

'Determined to stay'

Det Con Cumiskey said the woman was woken by the sound of the burglar searching her house at about 0100 GMT.

She said: "Unruffled, the lady told the suspect to 'get out' and the man left the property empty-handed."

She added: "The lady has lived in her home since 1937 and she is determined to remain there."

Appealing for information, she said: "This is the third time she has been burgled but with your help we can identify those wicked enough to target a 96-year-old lady and ensure they are brought to justice."

Insp Terri Poulton said police had already given safety and security advice to the woman but were looking at what extra measures could be put in place.

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