A PENSIONER was knocked unconscious after she confronted a burglar who had broken into her home.
The 68-year-old woman needed hospital treatment after the frightening incident at her home in Weardale Crescent, Billingham, at around noon on Monday, January 27.
Two men, aged 33 and 47, were arrested on Wednesday morning in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.
But officers are now appealing for information following the woman’s terrifying ordeal.
The victim was alone in her home when she heard a noise upstairs.
She went to investigate the noise and was then attacked from behind, knocked to the floor and left unconscious for a short time.
The burglars then made off from the property.
The victim was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, for treatment to a lump on the head and a bruised eye.
Detective sergeant Stuart Hodgson, of Cleveland Police, said: “This was a nasty incident and the investigation is very much ongoing at this time.
“We would urge anyone with information regarding the incident or anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the burglary to contact police.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Stuart Hodgson from Stockton Police on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.