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79-year-old injured after men burst into her home

Police are appealing for information after a 79-year-old woman was left terrified when two men forced their way into her home in Middlesbrough and stole money.

The woman answered a knock at her door on Thursday afternoon (27th November) in Stratford Crescent in Middlesbrough. Two men wearing black burst in, knocking her to the ground.

They stole cash, then fled, leaving their elderly victim injured from the fall. The made off towards Beadon Grove.

The victim was taken to James Cook University Hospital and released after treatment. She has been left extremely shaken by the incident.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the police.


Five-year-old boy hit by car in Middlesbrough

A five-year-old child has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a car outside a supermarket in Middlesbrough.

The boy was on Ormesby Road, close to Morrisons. Credit: Bing/Axis

It happened on Ormesby Road in the Berwick Hills area, near to the Morrisons supermarket.

He suffered a wound to his head and was taken by paramedics to the nearby James Cook University Hospital but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

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