Intruder bitten by elderly woman in south Manchester

A 70-year-old woman has fought off two intruders who attacked her in her south Manchester home.

The woman bit the arm of one of the men as they tried to remove bangles from her wrists after forcing their way into her home on Southlea Road, Withington.

The men had posed as window cleaners and pushed through the victim's door when she refused them entry at about 1500 GMT on 3 March.

They ran off empty-handed after the struggle.

Both men are described as white and in their 20s.

One had short hair and wore a blue T-shirt.

The second was wearing a check-style shirt.

Pc Andy Willetts said: "These men tried to prey on the vulnerability of an elderly woman but thankfully she wasn't hurt and they didn't take anything.

"I would urge residents to stop and think before they open a door and, if possible, look out of the window or spy hole to check whether you know the caller.

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