Highlands & Islands

Reward offered over 'cowardly' assault in Alness

A reward of £1,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who attacked an elderly woman in her home.

The woman, who is in her 90s, was hurt and left frightened by the assault in Alness on 27 July.

Crimestoppers Scotland and security firm Castle Group have put up the money.

Police said it had been a "cowardly assault" and have appealed for information.

The attacker was described as being between 5ft 7in and 5ft 9in, slim to medium build, wearing a dark, waist length jacket and jeans. He also spoke with a local accent.

Det Insp Alex Chisholm, of Northern Constabulary, said: "This was a cowardly assault on an elderly lady within her own home and we would hope that anyone who knows anything, no matter how insignificant they think it may be, should come forward."

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