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Man arrested after elderly woman attacked in her own home

A man has been arrested after an elderly woman was attacked in her own home in Broadbottom.

At around 12.50pm on Sunday 31 October, police were called to reports of a robbery at an address on Mottram Road. 

Two men forced entry to the house and demanded money from the victim - who was a 78-year-old woman.

The men then proceeded to pin the woman down and ripped a necklace from around her neck.

They then made off in a white car with a quantity of cash and jewellery.

Although the woman did not sustain any physically injuries, she was left understandably shaken by the incident.

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery. He remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Sergeant Abigail Thomas, of GMP's Tameside district, said: "This was a terrifying incident for the victim who was assaulted in her home - a place which should be safe.

"Although we have one man in custody, our investigation does not stop here and extensive enquiries remain ongoing.

"If anyone has any information about this robbery and those responsible, please contact police as soon as possible."

Anyone with information can contact police on 0161 856 9262, quoting incident number 1722 of 31/10/21.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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