A “cowardly and reprehensible” attack on a 90-year-old woman in her own home by a masked intruder will cause outrage among the general public, police have said.
West Yorkshire Police said the elderly woman was assaulted and robbed in her home in the Little Horton area of Bradford.
A spokesman said that shortly after 5am on Saturday, the man assaulted the pensioner before stealing cash.
The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance and is continuing to receive treatment.
The suspect is described as wearing black and a balaclava.
Detective Inspector Amanda Middleton said: “Quite rightly, I believe this incident will cause outrage to the general public that someone would attack an elderly, vulnerable woman in her own home.
“I can ensure the local community that an extensive investigation is already under way and we are committed to identifying the perpetrator and ensuring they are brought to justice.
“As part of this investigation, we are keen to hear from anyone who heard or witnessed anything suspicious in the area around the time of this offence, or with any information that could help us identify the person responsible for this cowardly and reprehensible crime.”