Leicester

Man arrested over Rothley assault and burglary

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an assault on a woman during a burglary at her Leicestershire home.

A gang of four men broke into the victim's house, in the Westfield Lane area of Rothley, on 7 March.

Once inside the property, the men threatened the 39-year-old woman and her two children and demanded cash.

When she told them she did not have any she was assaulted. The detained man has been released on police bail.

The offenders searched the house and stole cash and jewellery.

The woman was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment to a head injury.

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