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Man charged with assault on woman, 88

The woman was asleep in bed at her home when Andrew Hodgkinson attacked her.

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The 88-year-old woman was asleep in bed (Lancashire Police/PA)

The 88-year-old woman was asleep in bed (Lancashire Police/PA)

The 88-year-old woman was asleep in bed (Lancashire Police/PA)

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 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”.

PA