Ann, 45, dis­turbs in­truder in house

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page - BY STEVEN RAE

Ann But­ler, 45, of Speck­led Wood Court in Whit­field, had gone into the prop­erty with her daugh­ter Dale, 11, to feed their neigh­bour’s dog when they heard some­one mov­ing around the house.

The in­truder ran off when Ann called out, tak­ing with them a games con­sole and two mo­bile phones.

Ann said: “It was scary — but I was an­gry some­one had bro­ken in and that Dale was there and up­set by it. It was strange to know some­one was in there. It was the sec­ond time I had been in to feed the dog. Af­ter that, the dog came to stay with us un­til the owner was back.”

Hus­band Bar­rie, 47, an elec­tri­cian, who has lived in the street for 28 years, said that de­spite the break-in, the area tended to be quiet. He said: “Ann went in and heard a noise and said, ‘Hello, is there some­one in here?’.

“The per­son had kicked the back door of the flat open and when they heard her they took off, but closed the gate as they were leav­ing.

“Ann shouted on me so I phoned the po­lice then went in to in­ves­ti­gate.

“The per­son had taken the TV — which must be about 40 inches — off the wall and placed it down­stairs, ob­vi­ously pre­par­ing to take off with it.

“Ann got a bit of a shock, as she ob­vi­ously wasn’t ex­pect­ing any­one to be there.”

Bar­rie said Dale and her sis­ters Vivi­enne, 16, and Sandie, six, were shaken up by the in­ci­dent.

He said: “Dale got a proper fright — she’s just a young lassie at the end of the day.

“My wife’s brother ac­tu­ally stays next door to the house that was bro­ken into, so Ann rat­tled his door too when she re­alised some­one was there.

“It could have been any­one in there and she didn’t know what she was go­ing to be con­fronted with.”

A po­lice spokes­woman said: “Po­lice Scot­land is ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion af­ter a break-in to a house in Speck­led Wood Court, Dundee, at around 6.45pm on Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 11.

“An Xbox games con­sole and games were stolen, along with a Nokia Lu­mia mo­bile phone and a Sam­sung Galaxy S6 mo­bile phone.

“Any­one with in­for­ma­tion that might be use­ful should con­tact us on 101.”

A DUNDEE mum-of-three has spo­ken of the mo­ment she found an in­truder in her neigh­bour’s home.

THE Archie Foun­da­tion pre­sented a spe­cial Oor Wul­lie cake to the auc­tion­eers who helped make last year’s Bucket Trail a roar­ing suc­cess.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the chil­dren’s char­ity were on hand to present the cake to staff from ANM Group, who re­cently fea­tured along­side Wul­lie in BBC series The Mart.

Cassie Thomp­son, di­rec­tor of

Bar­rie But­ler

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