1. ITV Report

Woman in her seventies suffers head injury after vicious burglary in her own home

The burglary happened on Creephedge Lane Credit: ITV Anglia

A woman in her seventies suffered a head injury after two burglars got into her home.

The two men assaulted the 72-year-old woman in a house on Creephedge Lane at East Hanningfield at around 4.30 am on Tuesday, May 16. She's been taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

The men stole a large quantity of jewellery and watches and an air weapon.

Police say they were around 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall with tanned skin.

“ This was a vicious attack on an elderly woman in her own home and I am appealing for any witnesses to come forward. This incident occurred in a rural area and we’d like to speak to anyone who may have been in the Creephedge Lane area of East Hanningfield or in the wider locality that may have seen any suspicious people or vehicles in the area either prior to or after this incident We’d also like to ask residents to keep an eye out for any discarded items in the area and report them to us immediately.

– Senior Investigating officer DCI Josie Hayes