Ann “Supergran” Timson Gets Queen’s Commendation for Bravery | Handbag Attack Grandma Gets Another Award

Posted on: Mar 25

Britain's Supergran Ann Timson continues to enjoy an extended 15 minutes of fame, after fending off a gang of would be jewelry thieves with nothing more than her handbag last February year. The fearless feat netted the plucky 72-year-old a Spirit of Britain Award and a Police Bravery Award, and she'll soon add a Queen's Commendation for Bravery to her trophy case.

"It is a true honor to receive this award, especially when my name is included alongside those of so many brave people," she said, referring to fellow award winners including the late PC Bill Barker who was swept away while directing traffic near a flooded river in Cumbria.

Despite her global fame, Timson has her feet planted firmly on the ground and insists she's no hero.

"I don't think I'll ever understand why people find what I did so interesting, compared with other people's, much braver acts," said the ever-humble gran. "It was just a one-off event in my life, compared to what soldiers, firemen and the police do every day."

While a date for the ceremony has not been announced, its believed Mrs Timson will receive her award from Penelope Escombe, the High Sheriff of her local Northamptonshire.

[Source: Northampton Chronicle]

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