A VULNERABLE pensioner was taken to hospital following a break-in at a sheltered housing complex in Yoker.

The woman, 86, required medical assistance following the incident in the West of Scotland Housing Association accommodation.

The pensioner is said to have disturbed an intruder from taking things from her room. She called for help from a carer who rung 999.

Police arrived at the scene and later arrested a woman.

A relative close to the pensioner, who did not want to be named, said: “We put her in there to be safer.

“The care worker was amazing and so fast-thinking.”

An ambulance was called because the elderly lady’s breathing became bad following the incident. Her family said she had a pacemaker fitted in March.

Medics also discovered that she had cracked a bone in her wrist.

The relative added: “She’s a bit shaken still and staying with a relative for a few days.

“The carer was so calm and professional. She was amazing.”

Maisie O’Brien, community and support services manager of West of Scotland Housing Association, said: “Our thoughts are first and foremost with the tenants who were involved in this incident and we will continue to provide support to them.

“The wellbeing and safety of our tenants is a priority and we have implemented additional measures to increase security at our complex.

“Thanks to the swift action of those on site in the complex at the time, the person allegedly responsible for this was apprehended and prevented from causing further distress to our residents.”

Pauline Hawkins, 45, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday, June 4 in connection with the incident.

She was charged with theft and behaving in an abusive or threatening manner.

She made no plea in relation to the charges and was remanded in custody.

She is expected to appear again within eight days.