Manchester

Salford woman threatened with meat cleaver by raiders

A woman was threatened with a meat cleaver and had a necklace ripped off her neck by two raiders who attacked her in her own home in Salford.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said two men entered the 49-year-old woman's home in Hartis Avenue, Higher Broughton, at 16:10 GMT on Tuesday.

One of the men brandished a meat cleaver demanding gold and money.

The woman was also punched by one of the pair, who forced her to open her jewellery box and stole gold rings.

GMP said the woman's ordeal had lasted about 10 minutes.

"No-one has the right to enter my house and threaten me with a knife and violence and steal items from me," said the victim.

PC Mark Gingell, from the volume crime team at Salford, said: "This woman was subjected to an extremely frightening ordeal within the confines of her own home, which should be a sanctity.

"I want to stress to members of our community who may be concerned that this is being treated as an isolated incident and there is nothing to suggest these men may strike again."

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