Sheffield 92-year-old woman woken and grabbed by burglars in ‘terrifying ordeal’

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A 92-year-old Sheffield woman woke to find a burglar in her bedroom, prompting a police appeal.

Police were called to Lytton Drive, Parson Cross, just after midnight on Tuesday after the woman woke to find the man in her room.

She then followed him and the man, along with another man, grabbed her arm, causing her bruising.

The men, both white, while one wore a woolly hat and was around 5ft 11in, stole a large amount of jewellery, including an army badge belonging to her late husband.

Detective Inspector Shaf Rehman said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim. Thankfully, the victim wasn’t too seriously hurt but I have no doubt this traumatic experience will have a lasting effect.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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