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Burglary victim speaks out

Linda Smith Photo: South Yorkshire Police

A woman who was beaten up by a burglar in her own home is urging witnesses to come forward so her attacker can be caught. 55-year-old Linda Smith was assaulted by the masked man in her house in Barnsley. He's described as white, about 6 foot 4 inches tall and of slim build. He was wearing dark clothing with a scarf across his face and a hooded top.

Anyone with any information about this incident or who believes they may have witnessed this incident is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1209 of 27 September 2012. Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.