Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Update: Woman, 89, in hospital after being attacked by three masked men in Lakenheath home

15:25 18 February 2014

A 89-year-old woman was taken to hospital after she was attacked by three masked men at her home in Arrowhead Drive, Lakenheath, on Monday night.

A 89-year-old woman was taken to hospital after she was attacked by three masked men at her home in Arrowhead Drive, Lakenheath, on Monday night.

Archant

An 89-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after she was attacked by three masked men at her home in Lakenheath last night.

The victim, who has not been named, was knocked to the ground and suffered a cut to the head when the trio broke in to her home and made a demand for money.

The men searched the house before leaving through the back of the property. The incident took place between 7.45-8.05pm.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: “The woman was in her living room when she heard a loud bang at her front door.

“She got up to see what was happening and saw three men running into her home. One of the men struck her, knocking her to the floor and made a demand for money. The men made a search before leaving via the back of the property. All three are described as wearing dark clothing and had their faces largely covered.”

The spokesman said officers found the victim with a cut to the head at her home after she made an emergency 999 call.

“She was taken to the West Suffolk hospital where she has been kept in overnight,” the force spokesman added.

“The wound to her head has been described as about the size of a 50p piece.”

A police cordon set up around the house remains in place as forensic examination work continues.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 8.11pm to treat a woman in her 80s. Her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening but she was taken to West Suffolk General for further treatment.”

Officers are continuing enquiries to trace those responsible. They are asking anyone who was in the area between around 7.30pm and 8.30pm last night to come forward as they may have information that could assist.

Police are particularly keen to trace the occupants of a black Vauxhall car that was seen in the Back Lane area of Lakenheath at around 7.30pm last night.

The vehicle – believed to be an Astra or a similar model – is understood to have three male occupants inside. Police are keen to speak to them.

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

0 comments

Ed Sheeran has donated 13 bags of clothes to his local St Elizabeth Hospice shop. Left to right, shop manager Rachail Pollard and Samantha Catling.

Dozens of Ed Sheeran fans descended into the St Elizabeth Hospice shop in Framlingham yesterday to get their hands on the singer’s clothes, raising £2,500 for the local charity.

A coastal resort is to lose its Tourist Information Centre – because it is not being used enough.

The Ipswich flood barrier currently under construction

Stopping a particularly high spring tide from flooding Ipswich is, on paper, relatively simple, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

L-R Dad Christopher Hodgkinson, James and mum Angela together on holiday

A nine-year-old boy from Suffolk is preparing to fly to Rome for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – where he will sing for the Pope.

RAF Honington - Barnham Camp.

A 62-year-old motorcyclist who died at the scene of a two vehicle collision near RAF Barnham on Thursday has been named as Peter Hancock from Sudbury.

Made in Dagenham's Daniella Bowen and cast. Photo: Mark Sepple

It’s been nearly 50 years since women workers at Ford’s Dagenham plant went on strike for equal rights, writes Wayne Savage.

Do you know this man? Police have released an e-fit image following a burglary in Braintree

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to speak to in connection to a burglary in Braintree.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24