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Elderly couple assaulted in burglary

The two were both taken to hospital for treatment

An elderly couple have been injured, following an aggravated burglary in North Devon overnight [20 November].

It happened at around 3am on Fordlands Crescent in Bideford.

DC Stryka Blackwell said: “An unknown man was discovered inside a property by the occupant in the early hours of the morning.

“The man assaulted the occupants, who are an elderly couple, before fleeing with a ladies handbag. The couple were both taken to hospital for treatment.

“The offender has been described as male and was wearing a grey hooded jumper. He was of a slight build and of a short stature. We are asking anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police quoting the crime reference number CR/104632/19.

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