South East Wales

Elderly Porthcawl man in hospital after burglar assault

A man in his 90s is in hospital after he was attacked by a burglar he found in his home.

South Wales Police say the householder disturbed the intruder - who is in his early 20s - shortly after 18:00 GMT on Friday in the Danygraig area.

He was knocked to the floor by the burglar and suffered a head injury. He remains in hospital after treatment as a precaution.

Police have issued a description of the burglar and appealed for information.

The attacker is described as white, about 5ft 6in (1.67m), and was wearing a woollen hat, a grey fleece top and dark trousers.

Officers want anyone who saw someone of that description or others behaving suspiciously in Danygraig on Friday evening to contact them.

Anyone with any information can contact Det Sgt Paul Mason at Bridgend CID on 01656 679518 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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