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Arrest made in aggravated burglary enquiry

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

DETECTIVES investigating an aggravated burglary at the home of an elderly woman in Accrington have arrested a man.

 

The 25-year-old was arrested at an address in Rochdale this morning (Tuesday, January 22nd) on suspicion of aggravated burglary and remains in custody.

 

Police were called at shortly before 1pm today (Thursday, January 17th) after the men forced their way into the home of the 73-year old victim on Southwood Drive, Accrington.

 

The offenders threatened the woman with an iron bar and attacked her leaving her with wrist injuries. She was taken to hospital for treatment.

 

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

 

Enquiries are on-going.

 

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 534 of January 17th or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

 

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