Man arrested after pensioner attack

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A LOCAL man has been arrested after an elderly woman was injured in a burglary at her home in Worksop.

The 31-year-old Worksop man has been released on bail and police have stressed they still need to speak to anyone who has information about the incident.

A burglar entered the home of an 88-year-old woman at around 9.45pm on the evening of Saturday 12th May, armed with a six-inch knife.

He demanded money from the woman but she refused, tried to fight him off, and suffered a cut to her hand during the struggle.

The burglar carried out a search of the address before fleeing on foot. It is not thought anything was stolen.

He was white and wore a grey hooded top, which was pulled over his face, and blue jeans.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

Notts Police are asking for anyone with any information to contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.