A female boxer used her combat skills to fight off two opportunist thugs who tried to steal her handbag.
Kerry Orton, 30, hit one of the hooded attackers with a right hook and elbowed and jabbed a second with her handbag before the stunned pair fled.
She said the attack had “empowered her” further because she knows she can defend herself – despite only taking up boxing 12 months ago.
Admitting that the end result would have been completely different if she hadn’t learned the skills she is now urging more women to take up self-defence classes.
The Morrison’s compliance manager from Parsons Cross, south Yorkshire, was attacked