We’re delighted to report that Debenhams has managed to track down Brenda, the self-effacing pensioner who ‘delooted’ its Clapham store and helped clean up after last month’s rioting.

We can still only call her Brenda because she didn’t want her full name disclosed, but suffice to say she was given a rousing reception on a visit to the store when staff cheered and saluted her with raised brooms.

The broom became a symbol of the fightback against the looters and Brenda was, appropriately, presented with one – made of gold.