A 95-year-old woman has been left with a black eye, cut head and fractured pelvis after confronting burglars inside her home in Essex.
The woman was attacked after three men wearing hoodies forced their way in through a first-floor window of a house in Wickford. After the assault, they ran off with cash and her house keys.
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Tahira Ahmed, a mother-of-two, also suffered two broken arms in the 'brutal and ferocious attack' at the family home in May last year.
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