Woman injured as men break into house in Basildon

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Basildon last night, Tuesday July 6.

The injury is believed to have been sustained as part of an aggravated burglary at a property in Polsteads, which occurred just before 8.30pm.

Nothing appears to have been taken, but it is thought that the men were armed with knives.

The victim, a woman in her 40s, did not suffer serious injury but she was, understandably, shaken by the incident.

It is believed that up to six men – some described as white and the others as black – left the area in a large silver, saloon-style car.

Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious, or may have doorbell, CCTV or dashcam footage that can assist the enquiry is asked to get in touch.

Anyone with information should call Basildon CID, quoting incident number 1196 of 6 July.

You can also submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org

Mick Ferris

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