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‘Catch the scum’ who left woman in her nineties with bruised face in burglary

Masked burglars broke into an elderly woman’s home as she slept and attacked her, leaving her with purple bruising under her eye.

One of them put his hand over the woman’s mouth to stop her crying out as the other searched the home in Liverpool just after 2.25am today.

The woman, 93, was taken to hospital suffering from shock and with injuries to her face.

Chief constable Andy Cooke shared the appeal to find the culprits, saying: ‘This is horrendous. Please help us catch the scum who did this. And don’t give me any of that no grass culture nonsense.

‘This is a 93 year old woman in her own house who should be afforded respect and dignity. Someone knows who did this.’

The robbers stole cash from the house in Herm Road, Vauxhall, before making off.

Police said an investigation is underway and house-to-house, forensic and CCTV enquiries are being carried out.

Detective Sergeant Richie Shillito said: ‘Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure in their own homes and this was a particularly cowardly and despicable incident involving an elderly lady who was left badly shaken and with visible injuries.

‘I know that members of the public will be shocked by what has taken place and I would appeal for their help in finding out who is responsible and bringing them to justice.

‘Were you in the area around Herm Road in the early hours of this morning and saw anyone or anything suspicious? Did you capture anything significant on your car’s dash-cam or CCTV camera? Please come forward and speak to us so that we can take positive action.’