Woman assaulted

A 78 year old woman has been assaulted in her own home in the early hours of the morning.

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Two arrested in connection with assault

Two men from Whitehaven have been arrested after a 78-year-old woman was robbed in her own home.

The woman said two men in balaclavas came into her bedroom, threatened her and pushed her, before stealing money and valuables. She suffered injuries to her arm.

The attack happened on 31st October at Whinlatter Road in Whitehaven.

A 35-year-old man and a 41-year-old man were arrested by detectives from Workington on 5th November, and are being held in custody.

Police have appealed for anyone with information in relation to the incident to contact them at Workington CID on 101.

Picture released of woman's injuries

Police have released a picture of a 78 year old woman's injuries, after she was attacked in her home.

Officers were called to Whinlatter Road, in Whitehaven in the early hours of Wednesday morning (31st October).

The woman said two men in balaclavas came into her bedroom, threatened her and pushed her, before stealing money and valuables.

A 25 year old man from Whitehaven was arrested and has since been released.

The woman was left with injuries to her arm Credit: Cumbria Police

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Woman assaulted in Whitehaven

A 78 year old woman was assaulted in her home on Whinlatter Road Credit: ITV Border

A woman was assaulted by two men in her home in Whitehaven in the early hours of Wednesday (31st October).

One man has been arrested and is in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Keith Capstick said:

“We are appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact us, if you saw anything suspicious in the area lending up to this incident, you can contact us at Workington CID on 101.”

78 year old assaulted in own home

A 78 year old woman has been assaulted in her own home in the early hours of the morning.

At around 1.20 am on Wednesday 31st October two men broke into the woman's home on Whinlatter Road in Whitehaven.

They threatened the woman and stole money and other valuables. The woman was bruised and cut in the incident and was left shaken. Paramedics treated the woman but she didn't need hospital treatment.

A 25 year old man from Whitehaven has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and is in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Keith Capstick said:

“We are appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact us, if you saw anything suspicious in the area lending up to this incident, you can contact us at Workington CID on 101.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Keith Capstick
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