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Community rallies to help robbery victim Alice, 74

Alice Turner who was tied up and robbed in her own home on Christie Avenue on Friday.

Alice Turner who was tied up and robbed in her own home on Christie Avenue on Friday.

Generous locals are raising money for a disabled great grandmother who was tied to her stair lift during a robbery.

A Facebook group has been set up for Alice Turner, who was attacked by two men who stole six money boxes containing £750 days before Christmas.

She chewed through three layers of duct tape to raise the alarm after being stranded for 20 minutes at her Christie Avenue, Morecambe, home.

Now, the ‘Alice Turner Collection’, set up by Morecambe man Chris Holt and his friend Amy Taylor, has raised at least £600 and they are aiming to reach a target of £1,000.

Mr Holt said: “My gran lives round the corner and she’s the same age. I felt so bad because I thought it could have happened to her. I just wanted to restore a bit of faith in humans.” He said local pubs and businesses had also rallied round, adding: “It’s fantastic how everyone has pulled together.”

Police are continuing to investigate the December 20 robbery, in which asthma and osteoporosis sufferer, Alice, 74, was threatened with having her finger cut off.

She was left with badly bruised arms and wrists after the robbery, in which a handbag containing a photograph of her late husband, Albert, was also taken.

The men, one around 6ft tall and the second around 5ft-8ins, covered their faces during the attack. For details on how to donate go to https://www.facebook.com/events/633336316728279/

 

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