Elderly lady injured in burglary at her own home

AN ELDERLY lady suffered an injury to her hand after she discovered a burglar at her Saffron Walden home on Saturday night. (March 30)

The victim, a woman in her 70s, hit her hand when the burglar pushed her aside after she discovered him in a first floor bedroom at her home on Borough lane.

The burglar is believed to have climbed over a fence, onto Newport Road, to make his escape.

The burglar is described as being a white male, in his 20s and quite slim.

It is believed he entered the property through an unlocked conservatory door at approximately 8.15pm.

He was wearing a navy blue/black tracksuit with a fleecy scarf or high neck clothing.

He was also wearing a dark, woolley hat which kept slipping down over his face and black trainers.

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A handbag, containing bank books, was stolen alongside £30 in cash.

Essex Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.