September 25

Woman 88 brutally assaulted in her bed raises alarm after crawling to

first_imgDetective Inspector Warren Atkinson, of Lancashire Police, said: “I would like once again to thank the public for their incredible help following this incident and our appeal for information.”Earlier, police said the victim managed to crawl to a neighbour’s house and the alarm was raised.The pensioner was taken to Wigan Hosptial, where she is being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening. The pensioner is being treated for her injuries in Wigan HosptialCredit:Lancashire Police/PA The pensioner is being treated for her injuries in Wigan Hosptial Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Police investigating what they described as a brutal assault on a pensioner in her home who raised the alarm after crawling to a neighbour’s house have arrested a man.The 88-year-old woman was asleep in bed at her home in Chorley, Lancashire, when she was woken at around 12.30am on Saturday to find a man assaulting her and demanding money.The attacker pulled her from the bed and the assault continued. He also ransacked the house before making off.Police said a 35-year-old man, Andrew Hodgkinson, from Chorley had been charged with robbery.last_img read more