Cumbria

Two arrested after Cumbria woman, 78, attacked at home

Two people have been arrested after an elderly woman was attacked in her home in Cumbria.

Two men, aged 35 and 41, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and have been detained by police.

The woman, 78, sustained bruising and minor cuts and was treated at home in Whinlatter Road, Whitehaven.

The raiders forced their way into the woman's house in the early hours of Wednesday and stole money and other valuables.

A 25-year-old Whitehaven man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and was later released while investigations continue.

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