Wine bottle wielding pensioner see off intruder

Burglar runs after challenge from 74 year old

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An elderly Brentford couple's quiet evening in front of the TV was rudely interrupted when they heard noises coming from an upstairs bedrood.

The husband, aged 74, went upstairs to find an intruder attempting to hide behind a bed. He grabbed two wine bottles and went to tackle the burglar who said 'You keep back and I'll go.' He went out by an open window and shinned down a drainpipe. A passer-by saw him and gave chase but the intruder got away. Police believe that he gained access to the house on Lateward Road by the drain-pipe which was damaged in the process.

The incident occurred on Thursday 24th February at 6.30pm. Nothing was taken from the residence. The suspect is described as a white male, 5ft 6' aged around 17 with scruffy brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a blue/black zip top with an 'NYC' logo and the number 47 (or possibly 74) with navy tracksuit bottoms.

If you have any information which you think may be relevant to this crime please contact PC
Alexis Hall on 020 8247 5940

Mar 1 2005