A pensioner has hit out after a heartless crook who raided her home and made off with her £2,500 hearing aids walked free.

Margaret Blair’s home was robbed by drug addict Jardon Miller, 50, while the 83-year-old made her way to church.

He helped himself to her handbag – containing her £2,500 hearing aids, bank cards, cash and driving licence – just minutes after he cycled passed her and her niece.

Miller raided her home in a quiet sheltered housing estate in Kilwinning on November 25.

Heroin and valium addict Miller, of Stevenston, also stole alcohol from the Sainsbury’s in Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, on November 20 last year.

He pleaded guilty over the raids when he appeared in the dock at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court and was sentenced to a Restriction of Liberty Order.

The sentence means he has to wear an electronic tag on his ankle and abide by a curfew, staying in his home between 4pm and 4am every day.

But Mrs Blair says she has suffered emotionally and physically. And she said it is her that has been punished, not Miller, because of the way the judge sentencing him decided to deal with him.

Speaking from her home, in Hawthorn Place, the resilient pensioner, said: “I can’t sleep anymore – I’m a nervous wreck. I don’t feel safe in here.

“Knowing someone has been in your house, going through your stuff, it’s horrible. The other night I was up from 11.30pm to 5am. It took me forever to save up for those hearing aids, they cost £2,500.

“I know that whatever short time I have left of my life I won’t be able to save up enough money to buy those hearing aids again.

“The stress of all of this has caused fluid to build up in my eyes and I can’t see properly because of it – I’m basically going blind.

“Because I don’t have my hearing aids any more I’m also struggling to hear, so this whole thing has practically left me deaf and blind.

“I just can’t believe that sheriff has let him walk out of court and head back to his home.

“He’s been sent home with a bracelet round his ankle and I’ve been left as a prisoner. I’m trapped in my own home because I’m scared that if I go out it will happen again.

“Telling someone to sit in their living room every night isn’t a punishment.”

A fundraising page was set up to raise money for the pensioner, meaning she got nearly £400 to help towards the cost of new hearing aids.

She said: “It’s lovely to think that all these people, people I don’t even know, would donate to try and help me. I’d like to thank them all.”

Do donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mrsblair?u%20tm_term=RdaK2bBWy