BREAKING NEWS: Teenager arrested over attack on 80-year-old woman

A 19-YEAR-old Hucknall man has been arrested and quizzed in connection with an attack on an 80-year-old woman in her home.

As reported in a front-page story in the Dispatch, the pensioner was pinned down in her own home and a necklace, with sentimental value, torn from her neck.

The attack happened at the woman’s bungalow on Bestwood Road, Hucknall at 10.30pm on Monday June 11.

Detectives have questioned the 19-year-old and released him on police bail pending further inquiries.

Officers are hunting two men who carried out the robbery, which was described as “despicable” by those leading the investigation.

Crimestoppers is offering a £5,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the robbery.

Two men pushed their way into the woman’s home and she was forced to the floor while one of the offenders searched her bedroom.

The necklace was stolen and the pair fled through the back door.

Both offenders are believed to be white and in their early 20s.

One was just over 5’ tall, while the other was taller and wore a hooded top with a scarf around his face.

The victim was not injured during the attack but was left shaken.

Anyone who may have seen two men behaving suspiciously in the Hucknall area around the time of the attack, or knows the whereabouts of the necklace, is asked to contact police.

The necklace was made up of two gold chains linked together and had a gold oval pendant attached, which had a swirl pattern on it.

Anyone with information should contact Hucknall CID on 101 (extension 804 4733) or call the free and confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111.