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Coventry Pensioner Attacked In Her Home

An 86-year-old Coventry woman was attacked in her home as she grappled with two men who had bluffed their way in.

Police today appealed for help in catching the crooks, who inflicted severe bruising, cuts and shock on their victim.

The pair, who are white and in their late teens or early 20s, knocked on the woman’s door in Courtland Avenue, Coundon at 4pm yesterday.

They told her they were from the water board and went into the house.

One man went into the kitchen, while the other went upstairs.

Suspicious, the pensioner followed him and was attacked at the top of the stairs.

The man grabbed her and there was a struggle as he tried to force her to the ground and hold her there.

She suffered severe bruising, a cut to the wrist and was left deeply shocked by the incident.

The men escaped, taking her handbag containing £45 in cash. Both of them wore woolly hats. Any witnesses should call 024 7653 9010.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 20 Dec 00
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