A 95 year old woman was injured by burglars who broke into her home in Northenden last night.
The first woman was in the living room of her house on Homewood Road when five males climbed through a small open window to get inside.
Once inside they began ransacking the house seemingly searching for items of value to steal.
The woman came out of the living room after hearing a commotion and, following a struggle, was shoved to the ground by one of the offenders.
The group then fled by smashing the kitchen window with an old typewriter they had found and ran off through her back garden and over the Princess Parkway in the direction of Northern Moor.
The woman sustained minor injuries during the incident but is clearly in shock about what happened in her own home.
Two of the offenders are described as being black and the other three white. All of them are believed to be aged 15-16 and were wearing black clothing.
Detective Constable Rachel Wood, of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “Although this lady is a tough cookie, she has been left distraught and injured as a result of this incident.
“The comfort of a person’s own home is where they should feel safest but these animals smashed their way in to the property without a second thought for the woman living there.
“We cannot allow this kind of thing to happen to those most vulnerable in our society. This could have been anybody’s grandmother and I want to appeal to anyone with information that can help us find those responsible to please come forward and contact police.”
Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 3971 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.