Lakenheath: Appeal Renewed After 89-Year-Old Woman Attacked

18 March 2014, 09:15 | Updated: 18 March 2014, 09:27

One month on, police have renewed the appeal for information after 89-year-old Connie Hallford was attacked in her home in Lakenheath.

Connie was at her home on Arrowhead Drive on Monday 17 February when she heard a loud bang at the door.

She got up to see what was happening and saw three men running into her home. One of the men struck her, knocking her to the floor and made a demand for money. The men then searched the house before leaving through the back of the property.

So far, officers have taken over 60 witness statements and carried out a number of enquiries including local house to house visits, viewing of CCTV in the area and a full forensic examination of the house.

Police are asking anyone that may have any information that could help identify the men involved in the attack, to come forward.

Detective Inspector David Giles who is overseeing the investigation said: "We have a dedicated team of officers working on this case who are determined to find those responsible for this despicable crime.

"The response so far has been encouraging but we still need the vital piece of information to help move the investigation forward.

"Connie is receiving the appropriate support and care she needs and I’m pleased to say that she is doing well, but it would be good to be able to reassure her soon that we have caught those responsible."

All three of the men are described as wearing dark clothing and had their faces largely covered. 

Police are also keen to talk to the occupants of a black Vauxhall car that was seen in the Back Lane area of Lakenheath around 7.30pm on the evening of the burglary.

Officers are asking anyone with information to contact Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 quoting crime number MH/14/265 or to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.