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Elderly woman attacked in Accrington home

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Published by Laura Pratt at 3:34pm 17th January 2019

An elderly woman's been attacked in her own home in Accrington.

Two men forced their way into the 73-year-old's home on Southwood Drive just before 1pm today (17/1/19).

She was threatened with an iron bar and attacked, leaving her with wrist injuries.

She was taken to hospital for treatment.

The burglars stole some cash before making off in the direction of Manchester Road.

They are described as white, around six ft tall, one wearing a grey body warmer and the other dressed all in black.

Detective Sgt Sarah Hargreaves, of East CID, said:

"This is a despicable attack on an elderly woman in her own home and it is fortunate that the injuries sustained are not more serious as there was clearly complete disregard for this lady by these two offenders.

"We have a team of officers and staff making enquiries are we are actively trying to trace these men but I would urge anyone who sees them or who has any information to contact us as a matter of urgency."

Anyone with information should callpolice on 101 quoting log number 534 of today or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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