The daughter of a 94-year-old ex-miner has spoken of the heartache a burglary on her dad's home has cause him.
Edwin 'Ted' Green, was left destroyed after burglars ransacked his County Durham home just days before Christmas, taking his pension money, car keys and a sentimental miner's lamp.
The great-great-grandad realised his home had been broken into during the early hours of December 22, when he discovered a light had been turned on downstairs.
However, despite the thieves fleeing the scene when they had been rumbled, they had turned his home upside down with Ted having to call his daughter Sandra, 54, for help.
Shortly after the break-in, Ted's family called on social media leaving them feeling "overwhelmed" when over £25,000 was raised by strangers.
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Despite the outpouring of warmth and generosity from strangers, Ted's family claim he hasn't been the same since and is often "tearful".
"He's not the man he was. He's getting confused, even last night he was quite tearful, he gets himself quite upset," Sandra told ChronicleLive.
She continued: "He's still going out of the house to go for walks. I think he doesn't want to be in the house but at the same time doesn't want to leave.
"It really has knocked him for six, he's really panicky and he's just not himself."
The fundraiser which was created by Gym 360, was shared across social media by reality stars such as Geordie Shore's Holly Hagan and Love Island alumni, Molly-Mae Hague who also donated £1000.
Since his home was broken into, Ted has been forced to change the locks, had new windows put in place and even had CCTV installed in order to feel safer.
However, Ted, who has three children, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild wishes to have new gates installed as the thieves had destroyed the previously installed ones.
"The support from the public has just been amazing, we're all really overwhelmed, I'd just like to thank everybody from the bottom of our hearts," added Sandra.
Durham Constabulary confirmed on January 8 that two further arrests have been made, bringing the total to six after two 25-year-olds, a 26-year-old and a 45-year-old had been arrested.
They have all been released under investigation.
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