South Scotland

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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