Ipswich pensioner's attack terror

A 91-YEAR-OLD Ipswich woman is recovering today after she was the victim of a terrifying attack by a burglar who managed to slip into her home.The pensioner was left badly shaken following a tussle with the intruder, during which he grabbed her round the neck.

A 91-YEAR-OLD Ipswich woman is recovering today after she was the victim of a terrifying attack by a burglar who managed to slip into her home.

The pensioner was left badly shaken following a tussle with the intruder, during which he grabbed her round the neck.

The woman, who lives in Black Horse Lane which is round the corner from Ipswich police station, had just waved goodbye to her family when she returned to her flat to discover a man standing in her kitchen doorway.

The man asked her for money. However the OAP said she did not have any and then she began to shout and scream.

During the incident the burglar grabbed the lady by putting his arm around her neck. He fled from the building when the pensioner pulled an emergency cord which activated an alarm.

Neighbours came to the woman's aid and the police were called.

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While speaking with police the lady noticed that her bag, containing her purse, had been stolen from the house.

Detective constable Judith Mayhew said: “The lady has been left very shaken by this incident, thankfully as she activated her emergency cord help was on hand within a matter of minutes.

“We believe the offender left the property from the rear, therefore we are very keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a male matching this description in the area.”

The aggravated burglary happened at about 5.30pm yesterday

The offender is described as a white male, of slim build and aged about 17 to 18.

He wore dark clothing and a hood over his head.

Anyone with information should call Dc Judith Mayhew at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111

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