“My partner, Howard, and I bought our house in January 2010, but it was an absolute wreck and needed a lot of work. It was our first home together, and we were staying in rented accommodation nearby while builders made it habitable for us. We were very excited, and would visit every few days to see how work was progressing and plan our new life together.
When Ruth awoke to find her home being burgled, with her granddaughter in the house, she no longer felt safe in her own home. Meeting her burglar and finding a mutual understanding helped her move on. “It was 2am and I heard a noise. Thinking I was imagining it, I went out to the bathroom but on the way back I heard the kitchen doors banging and that’s when I knew for certain someone was in the house.