Sunday 22 July 2018

'I have prayed for him,' says Christina Noble of burglar who held knife to her throat

Christina Noble at her Lucan home, which she said had been violated. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Christina Noble at her Lucan home, which she said had been violated. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Children's charity campaigner Christina Noble has said it took her time to come to terms with her home being broken into - but she has prayed for the attacker.

Ms Noble had a knife held to her throat during the ordeal in the early hours of last Tuesday.

Ultimately she said she prayed for the man and for God to help him change his ways.

The man broke into her Lucan house through the front door, somehow managing to slip the locks on the doors.

He then went to the kitchen and got a large knife with a crescent-shaped blade and woke the 72-year-old campaigner as she slept on the couch.

"He kept shouting 'give me the f**king money' and 'I'm going to kill you'.

"He was standing over me for around seven minutes, but I was trying to be calm," Ms Noble said.

The charity worker managed to trigger a panic alarm, causing the attacker to grab her keys and flee in her car.

There has been no sign of Ms Noble's silver-grey Opel Zafira, registration 08 MH 3565, since then.

Gardaí have asked the public to report any sightings of it.

The campaigner admitted she has prayed for the man.

"I have prayed for him and asked the Lord to let him see the error of his ways," said Ms Noble.

"He hurts people and leaves a lot of pain behind, but only he can change that."

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