93-year-old burglary victim cheered up by Chopin playing cop

A police officer's heart-warming response to an elderly burglary victim has gone viral.

Craig Bull, a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) with Mansfield Police (part of Nottinghamshire Police), visited a 93-year-old man whose home was broken into earlier the same week. He noticed the pensioner had a piano with music open to a Chopin piece that was a favourite of his own grandmother and decided to brighten the man's day.

A video was recorded by PCSO Bull's colleague and was uploaded to the police's Facebook page and picked up by the news media - as far afield as America!

PCSO Bull, 43, an officer of eight years, said: "He was really pleased that we had checked in on him to see that he was ok. He shared stories about him 'getting his wings', being a pilot, the war and sadly the loss of his beloved wife on Christmas Eve a few years ago. I noticed he had a piano with music open - one of his favourite Chopin pieces he said, a Nocturne. I told him it was my late grandma's favourite too! I said I could play, so he invited me to play for him, which I did. It made his day, as you can see in the video you can see how much he appreciated it. Job satisfaction."