[A] CARLISLE knifepoint robbery victim has been honoured for her bravery during the terrifying incident.
Rachel More was a University of Cumbria student at the time of the crime, in March, 2015. This occurred in broad daylight as she walked to a nearby campus.
Miss More, aged 22, courageously resisted attempts by two blade-carrying and masked male robbers as they sought to steal her bag. This contained a laptop which contained the final-year student’s almost-finished dissertation.
She suffered a cut to the thumb of her writing hand as the holdall was eventually snatched by the two men. They fled, along with a female accomplice.
However, the three criminals were rounded up and jailed earlier this year for a total of almost 17 years.
Miss More, who now lives at Askam in Furness, was honoured at Carlisle Crown Court today (TUES) for her exceptional bravery and tenacity.
She was commended by Cumbria’s High Sheriff, the Rev Richard Lee, and received a £750 reward from public funds.
Judge Peter Hughes QC told today’s ceremony: “This was a devastating experience and it is right that her bravery in standing up to her robbers should be marked with this award.”