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Alert message sent 15/04/2019 13:14:00

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The following information was recently circulated by Police Scotland

Police Scotland is appealing for information after an 85-year-old woman was injured following a break-in at her house in the early hours of yesterday.

Between 1.45 and 2.45 am on Sunday 14 April 2019 a man broke in to the property on Hawthornhill Road, Dumbarton.

The 85-year-old woman, who has dementia, sustained injuries to her face and head during the incident and was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

The suspect is described as male, around 6ft, of slim build and was wearing dark clothing. He made off on foot towards Castlehill Road. It is unknown whether to he stole anything.

Detective Constable Iain Allison, Clydebank Police Office, said:

“To break-in and cause injuries to one of the most vulnerable members of our community in the middle of the night is an absolutely despicable act. The woman’s physical injuries will heal but this terrifying experience will no doubt stay with her.

“We will be doing everything in our power to find the person responsible, we are currently looking for any CCTV in the area and are making door to door enquiries.

“We would ask anyone who may have any information to get in touch with us. Did you hear anything through the night? Were you out and returning home around these hours? Did you see anyone?

“Any small piece of information could lead us to find the man responsible.

"Officers will be carrying out extra patrols in the area and if you have any concerns you are encouraged to speak to them or contact us via 101.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 0725 of Sunday 14 April 2019.

Alternatively, you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.

Please click the following link for advice on how you can help protect your home from intruders:- https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/home-and-personal-property/secure-your-home
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