80-year-old left bruised and shocked after raiders restrain her

08:35 28 February 2012

AN 80-YEAR-OLD woman suffered shock and sustained bruising to her face, wrists and ankles when she was restrained by thieves burgling her home.

Detectives are appealing for information following the incident in Ashwell - The Comet is not identifying the road in order to protect the victim.

Offenders gained entry through a side door just before 7pm last Tuesday, before restraining the victim.

A spokesman for Herts Police said jewellery “which is of great sentimental value and worth a substantial amount of money” was stolen.

Detective Sergeant Mark Clawson said: “This was a despicable and cowardly crime against an elderly lady. I would urge anyone with information, who may have seen or heard anything in the area prior to or after 7pm that night, to get in contact with us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information can contact DS Clawson on 101, quoting crime reference number G4/12/121, or alternatively call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:02
Royston Summer Rock 2014 was a hit.

People looking to celebrate the summer with some fun in the sun are being invited to mark the return of two popular events – Royston Summer Rock and Summer Soul next Saturday.

Yesterday, 17:00
Art on show: Hannah Pocock.

Meridian Upper School art students have produced some fantastic pieces this year and have teamed up with local artist Stacey Leigh to exhibit their work.

Yesterday, 14:00
Court news

A 23-year-old man will appear in court on Wednesday charged with 24 distraction burglaries as part of a spree which included crimes in Stevenage, Hitchin and Royston.

Yesterday, 12:15
Josef Valadakis

A bogus doctor who carried out expensive fake medical procedures on people he befriended and ‘treated’ has been sentenced to four years in custody. St Albans Crown Court heard Josef Valakadis pocketed £156,000 from his fraud, and he was also sentenced for causing actual bodily harm to one client who was left with injuries following a massage.

”North

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition today E-edition