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Crimestoppers offer £3,000 pound reward for information on Bristol burglary

A £3,000 reward is being offered for information that helps catch who broke into an elderly woman's home in Bristol.

The 88-year-old was found on the floor of her home in Somerdale Avenue in Knowle on Wednesday 12 February, when a delivery driver arrived at around 1:30pm and found the front door open.

After an ambulance was called, her family realised items were missing from the house.

The woman is currently in hospital and is too ill to say what happened, so it is unclear whether she was assaulted after disturbing an intruder or whether she collapsed or fell.

“Our charity believes everyone has the right to feel safe from crime, whether it’s on the street, the workplace or in your own home," Karen McDonald, Crimestoppers' West Country Regional Manager said.

"This suspected burglary or robbery involving an independent, elderly woman is truly shocking.

“We are appealing for people to tell us what they know about this incident. 

"If you have information on who may have been involved and prefer to remain completely anonymous, please contact our charity.

"You could be eligible for a reward of up to £3,000."

The charity says they have "kept their promise" to keep everyone who calls anonymous, for 32 years.

You can call them on 0800 555 111 or use their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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