Woman Injured In Leeds House Robbery

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a violent robbery at a house in Leeds that left a 61-year-old woman with serious injuries. 

    The victim was in the kitchen of her home in Mount Pleasant Road, Pudsey, between 3pm and 3.30pm on Friday, August 19, when three men entered through the open patio doors and threatened her with a knife. 

    They demanded jewellery and punched and kicked the victim causing fractures to both sides of her jaw, a fractured wrist and cuts to her arms. 

    They dragged the victim upstairs and made an untidy search of the property before leaving with a large amount of Asian gold jewellery. 

    She was found at the address by her son a short time later and police were alerted. 

    She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary and underwent surgery to her jaw over the weekend before being discharged. 

    Detective Inspector Neil Thompson, of Leeds District Crime Team, said: "This was an appallingly violent attack on a woman in her own home by robbers who we believe were specifically targeting her for Asian gold jewellery. 

    "Her son found her in a terrible state after the incident and her family are understandably shocked at what has happened. 

    "The men responsible have shown themselves to be capable of a high level of unprovoked violence and they need to be caught at the earliest opportunity. We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything around the time of the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation." 

    The men involved were believed to be white and had their faces covered. 

    It is believed they were using a silver Subaru Impreza, registration YD60 RWX, that had been stolen in a burglary in Ilkley the day before the incident and was later recovered in Bradford bearing a false registration BD60 ZMY. 

    DI Thompson added: "We are carrying out extensive enquiries and would like to hear from anyone who has any information about the movements of that vehicle between the times it was stolen and recovered or any information about who has been using it. This was a really cowardly attack on a woman who was alone at home and we would urge anyone who knows anything to contact us." 

    Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 6587 Alex Daniels at Elland Road via 101 quoting crime number 13160357773 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

    More from Local and National News

    Listener Club

    Get more with the Listener Club!

    • The Golden Era The Golden Era

      The golden era of Bollywood celebrated in this weekly show full of classics taking you back in time. Every Sunday between 5pm - 7pm

    • Bhangra Nights Bhangra Nights

      Get over the Weekday blues - Every Tuesday night is party night with the best Bhangra and Urban Asian Beats. The Bhangra Show every Tuesday between 8pm-11pm

    • Legal Show Legal Show

      Once a fortnight we dedicate a show to discussing legal issues and family / matrimonial law in particular. Alternate Friday mornings between 9am-11pm.

    • Alim OnAir Alim OnAir

      Have you a question about the religious, cultural or tradition aspect of Islam? Then join Hazrat Maulana Fazal Dad in the weekly show every Friday between 8-9pm.