A registered disabled woman from south Belfast was threatened and assaulted by a man in her own home in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The woman who is in her 50s is being treated in hospital for facial injuries and shock following the burglary at her home in Beit Street.
Detective Sergeant Natalie McNally said: “A male entered the house at around 6am this morning and after encountering the female occupant inside, threatened her, then assaulted her.
"He then left the house and fled the scene on a bicycle along the rear alleyway. He was described as being around 6’ tall with short dark hair and was wearing a white hooded top. The woman, aged in her 50’s and registered disabled."
“This was a disgraceful attack on a vulnerable person and I would urge anyone who saw a man matching this description in the area or who has any information about this incident to come forward and give that information to detectives at Musgrave on 101."