A woman was left needing hospital treatment after a man attempted to burgle a shed at her Hartlepool home.
The incident took place on Monday, November 27, when a man tried to break into a shed at the property in the Thornhill/Rye Hill Gardens area.
When the man was disturbed in the garden by the victim - a 38-year-old woman - he pushed her to the ground before running off.
As a result, the victim sustained bruising to her face and body and received treatment in hospital.
The man is described as being in his 30s and around 5 ft 8” to 5 ft 10” tall and wearing all black.
Cleveland Police are appealing for information regarding the incident or the man responsible.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Heather Coates on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.