News 19.5.2016 11:27 am

Elderly woman attacked with garden hoe

Photo: iStock.

Photo: iStock.

The woman was found on the kitchen floor with injuries on the head and face.

A case of house robbery has been opened after a 77-year-old woman was attacked with a garden hoe at her home in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal.

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Nqobile Gwala said the woman was found on the kitchen floor with injuries on the head and face on Thursday, South Coast Herald reported.

“It is alleged she was attacked by unknown suspects who robbed her and fled the scene. At this stage it is unknown what was taken,” added Gwala.

Netcare911 paramedics managed to stabilise the woman at the scene before taking her to hospital. Gwala said no arrests have been made.

– Caxton News Service

 

 

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