Burglars attack terminally-ill Dewsbury woman

A terminally-ill woman was attacked by burglars who targeted her house twice in three days.

Police in Harrogate

The first incident at the house in Moorside Avenue, Dewsbury, was between 5.30pm and 5.45pm on Thursday and saw a camcorder and cash stolen.

During the second break-in at 10.15am on Saturday, two males entered the house and pushed the 35-year-old victim’s head against a wall before leaving, though nothing was taken.

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The two suspects wore balaclavas. The first is described as 16 or 17 years old, of chubby build. He was wearing a black hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

The other is described as around 14 years old, of slim build. He was wearing a black hooded top, grey tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

Detective Sergeant Paul Keitch, of Kirklees CID, said: “It is clearly concerning that this vulnerable woman’s home has been targeted twice in a short period of time, with the intruders in this latest incident also using violence against her.

“Thankfully she was not seriously hurt but nonetheless this was a frightening experience for her and it is vitally important that we identify those involved.

“We are supporting the victim and her family, which includes advising on how the property can be made more secure. Additional patrols are also being put in place to provide reassurance and deter any further offending.”

Anyone with information should call Kirklees CID on 101.