UPDATE: Elderly Woman Who Was Violently Robbed In Her Own Home In Stretford Is Now In A Stable Condition In Hospital

A brave 87-year-old woman from Stretford who was violently robbed in her own home is back in hospital after her condition worsened.


Eileen Blane

Eileen Blane aged 87 was in her home on Castleton Avenue ar around 3pm on February 3rd when a man forced his way into the house.

He knocked her to the floor and hit her with an unknown object while demanding cash and jewellery, he also forcibly stole her wedding ring from her finger.

Whilst he was ransacking the home, Eileen bravely managed to escape and alerted her neighbours.

She was treated by paramedics on the night for bruises over her face and head but was taken to hospital on the evening of February 7 after her health deteriorated and found she had sustained a number of broken ribs and internal injuries.

She remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The robber is described as white, about 5ft 8ins, of slim build and was wearing a dark coloured jacket with a hood covering his face.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Parker of GMP’s Trafford borough said: “This was a disgusting attack on a vulnerable woman in her own home which is where a person should feel safest.

“Although it was initially thought that she had sustained bruising, Eileen was taken back to hospital on Tuesday where she was found to have suffered much more serious injuries at the hands of her attacker.

“As if the physical trauma wasn’t bad enough, she has been left absolutely heartbroken that her wedding ring was stolen and is desperate for its return.

“The ring was given to her by her late husband and is the item which has the most sentimental value to her out of all of her possessions.

“Given that it happened during broad daylight, we believe it is entirely possible that somebody may have seen something and can help with enquires.

“If you have any information at all then I would urge you to please get in touch with us as a matter of urgency and help us find the man responsible.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1337 of 3rd Feb 2017 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111




Categories: Crime, Stretford

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