Essex pensioner seriously injured in raid on home

Essex police are investigating a robbery at Jaywick.

Essex police are investigating a robbery at Jaywick. - Credit: Su Anderson

An 88-year-old Essex man suffered a broken hip when he was knocked to the ground by robbers who burst into his Jaywick home.

Two men had called at the home of an elderly couple in Beach Way at about 9am on Friday. When the man, aged 88, answered the door they burst into the house, knocking him to the floor.

They then carried out a quick search before taking cash and leaving. The victim suffered a fractured hip and has needed hospital treatment.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Jules Cole said: “This was an horrendous experience for the victim to be attacked in his own home like this and suffer such serious injuries.

“This crime has appalled the local community, I want to find and arrest these two men as soon as possible and would appeal for anyone with information which could help to get in touch.

“Both suspects were wearing all black clothes, with hooded coats and black shoes. They were both described as skinny and around 5ft 7in to 5ft 8in tall.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Clacton CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. It offers rewards of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of offenders.

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