Residents in Sandbach are being urged to be vigilant after an elderly woman was attacked in her home.
The 86-year-old suffered bruising to her arm and head as a result of the incident on Brookland Drive, and officers are currently working to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
It is believed to have taken place some time between 7.30pm on Sunday 7th of July and 10am on Monday 8th of July.
Although there was no sign of forced entry to the house, there were clear signs of a disturbance.
Neighbourhood Inspector Stuart York said:
“It will undoubtedly be shocking and concerning to people to hear that this woman has been attacked in her own home and we have been carrying out house to house inquiries and stepping up patrols in the area to provide reassurance and gather information.
“I would appeal to anyone that may have seen anything suspicious in the area recently to speak to police.
In the meantime I would urge people to follow basic security steps − don′t let anyone into your house that you do not know or are not expecting, always ask for identification from anyone who states they are calling from a legitimate company, and if you are unsure then do not let them in and politely ask them to leave.”
Anyone with information about any suspicious activity in the area is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 347 of 8 July, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.