A man has been charged in connection with the assault of an 88-year-old woman in her own home.
The pensioner was asleep in bed in Chorley, Lancashire, when she was woken at around 12.30am on Saturday to find a man assaulting her and demanding money.
The attacker pulled her from the bed and the assault continued. He also ransacked the house in Aspen Gardens before making off.
A man has this evening been charged with robbery following a break in at a Chorley pensioner's home https://t.co/07qcn9ElTH— Lancashire Police (@LancsPolice) August 27, 2017
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “Andrew Hodgkinson, 35, of Ullswater Road, Chorley, is charged with robbery.
“Hodgkinson is due to appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning”.