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10 February 2014, 18:46
A 76-year-old woman was left with head injuries after being assaulted in her own home in Totterdown, Bristol.
The victim, who uses a walking stick to get around, was at her home in the Green Street area at around 2pm on Tuesday 28 January, when the doorbell rang.
She answered the door and a man started a conversation with her, which lasted several minutes. As she went back inside her house, the man followed her in and assaulted her, leaving her with cuts and bruises to her head.
He stole a quantity of cash and left the house.
He is described as white, in his late thirties or early forties and of medium build. He was possibly wearing a green/grey hooded top, a baseball cap, faded blue jeans and dark shoes.
Investigating officer Paul Hopes said:
'This was a vicious and prolonged assault on an elderly lady in her own home. The incident has left her traumatised and she is undergoing treatment for the injuries to her head.
'I would appeal to people to look at the description we have issued and think about whether they saw or heard anything suspicious in the Green Street area around the time of the incident.
'If you think you know who may be responsible, please do the right thing and call us as soon as possible.'
If you can help, please call the 24-hour non-emergency number on 101 and quote reference number 9565/14.