Have-a-go heroine honoured by Zurgena council

Expat placed herself between knife-man and victim to foil brutal attack

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Overwhelmed - councillor Jim Simpson hands Ms Ramsey the plaque as Zurgena council officials, including mayor Luis Díaz look on

By Richard Torné

A retired expat who frustrated a violent assault on an elderly woman two months ago has received an award from Zurgena council in recognition of her bravery.

The incident happened in September when Susan Ramsey, 67, spotted a man and a woman grappling in the middle of the road as she was driving to night school.

She decided to intervene when she saw the man was armed with a knife and the woman – his mother – covered in blood. Ms Ramsey came close to being seriously injured herself when the attacker turned on her, but she was saved by a group of construction workers close by.

Ms Ramsey told CA News: “I just had to do something – the old lady was in desperate need of help.”

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