85-year-old attacked in his own home during attempted burglary

85-year-old assaulted during attempted burglary

85-year-old assaulted during attempted burglary

An 85-year-old man was assaulted after confronting a burglar in his own home.

The attack happened at a property in Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, between 11am and 11.20am this morning.

Police said a male suspect is on the run after fleeing the address.

Officers believe the occupant may have disturbed a burglar before being assaulted. His injuries are not thought to be serious but they required treatment at the scene.

A police spokesman said: “An elderly male was assaulted in his home in Tuddenham Road having possibly disturbed a burglar.

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“We are appealing for witnesses who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time.”

If you can help police with their inquiries, call 101.

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