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Lakenheath: Crimestoppers offers £2,000 reward to help catch those responsible for attack on 89-year-old Connie Hallford

09:40 25 February 2014

Connie Hallford speaks after three intruders burst into her Lakenheath home.

Connie Hallford speaks after three intruders burst into her Lakenheath home.

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A crime-fighting charity is offering a £2,000 reward for information that helps catch those responsible for an attack on an 89-year-old woman that left her in hospital.

Connie Hallford was knocked to the ground as three burglars ransacked her home in Arrowhead Drive, Lakenheath on Monday last week, leaving her with a cut to the head the size of a 50p piece.

Mrs Hallford has lived at her bungalow for 38 years, but last week said she was scared to return home by herself in the wake of the attack.

Now, Crimestoppers are offering a reward of up to £2,000 for information passed to the charity that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the attack, which happened at around 8pm.

“I am utterly disgusted that whilst this elderly woman lay on the floor with blood pouring down her face these men still demanded money from her,” said Ann Scott, Crimestoppers eastern regional manager.

“Lakenheath is a quiet, rural town in Suffolk and this incident has shocked residents to the core.

“We need to find those responsible and stop this from happening to other innocent people. Nobody has anything to fear by contacting Crimestoppers if they have information about this offence.”

Mrs Hallford went to investigate a loud bang at her front door, and was confronted by the three men running through her hallway having knocked the front door down.

One of the men struck her, knocking her to the floor, and made a demand for money while the other two men searched the house before leaving via the back of the property.

Police are particularly keen to trace the occupants of a black Vauxhall vehicle that was seen in the Back Street area of Lakenheath at around 7.30pm.

Ms Scott said: “You won’t have to give a statement, speak to the police or go to court – we only want to know what you know, not who you are. In the 26 years that Crimestoppers has been running we have never broken our promise of anonymity, so nobody will know you contacted us.

“We need information no matter how insignificant you feel it might be. Did you see suspicious activity in the area that night? Has someone confessed to being involved? Did you spot the black Vauxhall in the area that night?

“This woman has been extremely brave and told her story. You can be just as courageous and come forward with information about this despicable crime.”

Crimestoppers is offering this reward for information passed on directly to the charity anonymously on 0800 555 111. Information given directly to the police or via the Crimestoppers online form will not be liable for the reward.

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