I am pleased to report some good news. A burglar who forced entry into an elderly victims address during the early hours of Tuesday 2nd May 2017 was caught this week after DNA was recovered from the scene belonging to the suspect.
The suspect entered the property in the area of Walton and held a knife to the elderly victims throat, this took place in the hallway next to her front door.
Showing unbelievable courage, the victim managed to break free from the suspect and scratched him across his face in the process.
The victim then ran out of her house and shouted for help. The suspect fled the scene and PC Andrew Watson from the Impact team attended to help the victim in what was a very scary ordeal.
A scenes of crime officer attended the scene and was able to obtain forensic evidence which resulted in a suspect being linked to the offence.
The suspect has since been arrested in what has been an excellent investigation by DC LEIGH MANN and DC SARAH PHILLIPS from the Priority Crime team at Thorpe Wood Police Station.
The suspect was charged and remanded. He now currently awaits his plea hearing at court. I shall keep you all updated with the outcome of this investigation.
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2284 Justin Howard
Priority Crime Team - Burglary
Thorpe Wood Police Station
Peterborough PE3 6SD
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