79-year-old woman disturbs burglar in her Ilkeston home

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An elderly woman woke up to find a burglar in her home in Ilkeston this morning (Friday).

The 79-year-old was disturbed by noises in her bungalow on Holmewood Avenue just after 1am and went out into the hall where she saw a man.

The burglar then brushed past the woman and she fell to the floor but she wasn’t injured, police said.

Nothing was taken in the burglary and police are appealing for anyone with any information to call 101.