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Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman was injured by burglars in Northenden

At around 9pm on 16th August, the 95-year-old woman was in the living room of her home on Homewood Road when five males climbed in through a small open window.

Once inside they ransacked the house, seemingly searching for items of value to steal.

The woman came out of her living room after hearing the commotion and, after a struggle, was pushed to the ground by one of the offenders.

The group then fled by smashing the kitchen window with an old typewriter they had found and ran off through her back garden and over the Princess Parkway in the direction of Northern Moor.

The woman suffered minor injuries during the incident but is in shock about what happened in her own home.

Two of the offenders are described as being black and the other three white. All of them are believed to be aged 15-16 and wearing black clothing.

Detective Constable Rachel Wood, of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “Although this lady is a tough cookie, she has been left distraught and injured as a result of this incident.

“The comfort of a person’s own home is where they should feel safest but these animals smashed their way in to the property without a second thought for the woman living there.

“We cannot allow this kind of thing to happen to those most vulnerable in our society. This could have been anybody’s grandmother and I want to appeal to anyone with information that can help us find those responsible to please come forward and contact police.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 3971 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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