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Maldon: Tiptree man speaks out about confrontation with burglars
5:30pm Tuesday 13th August 2013 in Local News
A have-a-go hero was punched in the face after confronting hooded burglars in his garden.
The 24-year-old heard them trying to get into the house and shed in the Newbridge Road area of Tiptree at about 3am on Saturday.
The double glazer, who did not want to be identified, said: “Maybe I shouldn’t have gone out but all I was thinking was keeping them out of the house and my family safe.”
He suffered a black eye and bruised face and the burglars left empty handed.
The victim said: “My parents were shook up and I keep reassuring them they won’t come back.
“I am not sure if I would do it again and should have just called the police but I wasn’t going to watch them take our stuff and I think the only reason I got hit was I was blocking their way out.”
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