Just a week later Ms Fisher claims she saw her attacker while shopping in Sainsbury’s, in London Road, Southend. She said: “When I saw him again, I couldn’t believe it. I was so scared. I kept my distance but called the police straight away.
“They didn’t come for an hour, which really made me angry, so of course they didn’t catch him.”
Ms Fisher added: “He is a dangerous man and still walking the streets.
“I am telling everyone about what happened to me so that they are aware of the dangers.
“I have lived in Southend my whole life but the level of crime is disgusting now.
“Elderly people are scared and frightened because they don’t feel safe. You never see police on the High Street or the seafront anymore.
“I am scared to get on buses now, in case something like this happens again and that’s not right.”Well, never mind, what's a random nut whacking old ladies over the head when you've got serious crime to pursue?
The thief then fled with a haul of clothing, cleaning products, electrical items and DVDs, before police arrived.
When officers searched the area, they found a 32-year-old man from Basildon in nearby Broadmayne.No, no! Not the burglar, silly! The poor bastard who woke up to find the burglar in his house!
A 40-year-old man from Basildon, understood to be the homeowner who confronted and injured the burglar, was arrested shortly before 9am on Saturday on suspicion of assault.
He has been bailed pending further inquiries until Tuesday, October 18.YCMIU...