New police appeal to find thugs who attacked Connie

Police have issued a fresh appeal for information a month on from a “frightening” attack on an 89- year -pensioner.

Victim, Connie Hallford, was in her living room of her home in Lakenheath’s Arrowhead Drive, when three men burst in hitting her on the head, knocking her down and demanding money.

They then searched her home before leaving. The incident happened between 7.45pm and 8.05pm on Monday February 17.

Detectives investigating, what Connie described as a “frightening experience”, are renewing their appeal for information. They have taken over 60 witness statements and carried out a number of enquiries including local house to house visits, viewing of CCTV in the area and a full and thorough forensic examination of the house.

They have also issued an image of a bag similar to the one believed to have been stolen from the house during the burglary.

Detective Inspector David Giles who is overseeing the investigation said: “We have a dedicated team of officers working on this case who are determined to find those responsible for this despicable crime. The response so far has been encouraging but we still need the vital piece of information to help move the investigation forward.

“Connie is receiving the appropriate support and care she needs and I’m pleased to say that she is doing well, but it would be good to be able to reassure her soon that we have caught those responsible.”

Police are keen to trace the occupants of a black Vauxhall car that was seen in the Back Lane area of Lakenheath around 7.30pm on Monday February 17.

Anyone with any information should contact Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 quoting crime no. MH/14/265 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111