Elderly woman victim of aggravated burglary in Weeley

The missing woman has now been found. Stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The missing woman has now been found. Stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A woman in her 80s has been the victim of an aggravated burglary at her home in Weeley by masked men.

Police were called at around 11.20pm last night with reports that two men had entered the woman’s home in Colchester Road.

They demanded money and were armed with a torch which they threatened to hit her with.

They also threatened her with bleach which they then sprayed over her walking frame.

The victim was checked by ambulance staff and found not to have been physically harmed and she is now being supported by family members.

Detective Inspector Gary Biddle, from Clacton CID, said: “We have been told that the masked men were dressed all in black and one was described as fairly tall and considerably taller than the other, although we do not have exact heights.

“This was an awful incident and the woman has been very brave in reporting it.

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“Our enquiries continue and we urge anyone who saw or heard something to contact us straight away.”

An area search was carried out by officers but no trace of the men was found.

It is not clear if they got away with any cash but it is believed they took some jewellery.

Anyone who can help officers with their investigations can contact them at Clacton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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