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Burglar threatens 83-year-old woman in her Didcot home

An 83-year-old woman was threatened by a burglar armed with a metal hook at her home in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

The victim was in bed at her home in Dunsden Close when she was woken by a man in her room in the early hours.

She handed over a "substantial amount" of money which she had been saving for a trip after the intruder threatened her, Thames Valley Police said.

Det Insp Steve Duffy said: "The victim has been left very shaken by what was a traumatic experience for her."

The victim was not injured, police said.

Det Insp Duffy added: "I know that people feel very strongly about this type of crime, particularly when they involve elderly or vulnerable people."

Anyone with information about the aggravated burglary is asked to contact Thames Valley Police.

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