Lakenheath woman, 89, attacked in home by masked men

Arrowhead Drive, Lakenheath
Image caption Arrowhead Drive backs on to Lakenheath Hall at the northern end of the village

An 89-year-old woman is out of hospital after an attack in her Suffolk home by three masked men described as "really nasty" by one senior police officer.

The victim was hit as the men broke into her home in Arrowhead Road, Lakenheath, at 20:10 GMT on Monday.

She was treated at the West Suffolk Hospital for a cut to her head.

Officers said three men wore dark clothing and their faces were covered. It is not yet known if anything was taken.

The victim has been interviewed in hospital and said the men searched the property after hitting her.

She told officers she was knocked to the floor and one of the men demanded money.

'Needlessly attacked'

Det Insp David Giles from Suffolk Police, said: "This is just really, really nasty.

"This lady's really vulnerable, an older person who's got a lot of support from social services and is needlessly attacked in her own home, we think probably for money.

"Although she's hopefully going to pull though with no medical issues, this is going to be life-changing for her emotionally and for her home set-up."

Ministry of Defence Police from RAF Lakenheath are helping Suffolk Police with their investigation.

Officers said the intruders broke in through the front door and escaped through the back.

They said they wanted to speak to anyone who had seen a black car - possibly a Vauxhall Astra or similar - seen in the Back Lane area.

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