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Ashbourne 'horrific attack' robbery: Two people arrested

Mrs Shaw suffered injuries to her back
Image caption June Shaw suffered injuries to her back after she was dragged across the floor during a robbery at her home

Two people have been arrested in connection with a "horrific attack" on a woman who was tied up in her Derbyshire home during a robbery.

A man, 50, and a woman, 47, both from South Yorkshire, have been arrested on suspicion of the robbery on 17 October.

June Shaw, 62, was dragged across the floor and bound to a chair in her home in Shirley Common, near Ashbourne.

The pair, from Barnsley, have been released on bail while Derbyshire Police investigate.

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Media captionThe 62-year-old woman who was tied up and robbed in her home describes her attackers as "cowards"

Mrs Shaw was grabbed by three masked men when she went in to the back garden to investigate her dog barking at about 20:00 GMT.

One man, who threatened her with a crowbar, spoke with a West Midlands accent. Another man wore distinctive red trainers.

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Image caption The gang used gaffer tape to strap June Shaw to a chair in her home after demanding to know where she kept her valuables

The gang left with sentimental jewellery and gifts, leaving Mrs Shaw strapped to the chair.

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Image caption The pedestrian, who wore a dark coloured baseball-style jacket, was sighted opposite the Shirley and Longford turnoff

Detectives have released a CCTV image of a pedestrian walking along the A52, from Ashbourne towards Derby, at about 20:30 GMT on the night of the robbery.

They said the man was sighted opposite the Shirley and Longford turnoff and may have witnessed something which could help them.

He wore a dark coloured baseball-style jacket, which had lighter coloured sleeves.

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Image caption The robbers travelled to Derbyshire from South Yorkshire in a Fiat Multipla which was found destroyed in a field off Yeldersley Lane

Detectives are also trying to trace the movements of a red Fiat Multipla used by the robbers, which was found burnt out two miles from Mrs Shaw's home.

The charity Crimestoppers has offered a reward for up to £10,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

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