Surrey

Surrey woman, 73, tied up and assaulted during burglary

  • 6 August 2012
  • From the section Surrey

A 73-year-old woman was tied up and assaulted during a burglary at her home in Surrey.

Two masked men forced their way into her home in St George's Hill in Weybridge at 22:50 BST on Friday.

They stole jewellery and demanded the woman open her safe. They then tied her up and subjected her to a serious assault over several hours.

They left the area on foot, heading towards Brooklands Road. The woman freed herself and raised the alarm.

Surrey Police said they carried out a thorough search of the area, but no arrests have been made.

Det Insp Jake Nuttall, who is leading the investigation, has appealed for witnesses to come forward.

"This was an appalling unprovoked attack on a defenceless elderly woman in her own home," he said.

"The victim sustained injuries to her wrists, arms and shoulders during the attack but fortunately she is expected to make a full recovery.

"She has understandably been left deeply upset by this horrendous ordeal."

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