Thief steals cash from 96-year-old war veteran

Police have launched an appeal after a thief stole money from a 96-year-old war veteran in Derbyshire.

Officers were called to a property on Brough Lane, Brough at around 10.50pm on Friday (7 February) after reports of a break-in.

The man forced his way through a window before assaulting the homeowner, causing minor injuries.

They stole cash before escaping.

Police say the World War Two veteran was taken to hospital for a check-up.

They are urging anyone with information to contact them by quoting the reference 20*074534 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.