An unwell pensioner has been left shocked after confronting a would-be burglar who tried to climb through her bedroom window as she lay in bed.
The West Rasen woman - who is elderly and does not wish to be named - came face-to-face with an intruder after instinctively jumping out of bed when she saw an arm reach inside her upstairs bedroom just after 10 o’clock in the morning.
She told the Rasen Mail: “I was going to get up for a bath at 10am but stayed in bed to listen to the news on the radio.
“I thought I saw the window cleaner at the window. The next thing, I saw an arm come through, they opened the window.
“It was dreadful. I confronted him. I came face-to-face with him.
“I honestly can’t tell you what I said to him. Normally I can’t talk very well. I know I shouted at him, what was he doing?
“He must have looked around and been thinking no-one was here. He’d got up on the sun lounge.
“He looked shocked and jumped straight off. And there was another young man at the bottom waiting for him.
“I’m really very disturbed. I was short of breath because it shook me up so much.I was in such a mess really.
“It’s a good job I didn’t have my bath.”
The brave woman, who lives in a four-bedroom house, has shared her story to warn other people about the dangers of leaving doors and windows unlocked.
She said: “I’ve been very lucky, it could have been a lot worse.
“I just want to warn other people.”
Police say this was a “bold attack” on a property in daylight hours and are urging people to be vigilant.
They are investigating this incident, which happened on Wednesday, August 7, and are appealing for witnesses.
They say both males were young and wore blue shirts.
If you have any information call Lincolnshire Police on 101 and quote incident 147 of August 7.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.