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Williton man woken & attacked at home

Avon & Somerset police are appealing for witnesses and information following an aggravated burglary.

A man was woken by an intruder while he slept on his sofa at a property on Townsend, Williton at around 11.55pm on Friday, 16th November.

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The victim, aged in his 60s, was then assaulted by the offender who subsequently fled the house with a small amount of cash in the direction of Long Street.

Specialist crime scene investigators have examined the property while we’ve also carried out house to house enquiries.

The intruder is described as being of very slim build with a spotty complexion and was wearing a green hoody and a black woollen scarf.

DC Caroline Killer said: “This was a disturbing and unsettling incident for the victim who thankfully only sustained cuts and bruises.

“If you saw anyone matching this description in the area at the time of the incident, or saw anything suspicious, please get in touch.”

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5218255791.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.

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