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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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