An image showing the shocking injuries suffered by a woman during a violent robbery at her house in a Northamptonshire village has been released in a bid to catch the man responsible.
The 50-year-old was left was injuries including a broken nose and broken jaw following the ordeal at her house in Old Road, Walgrave.
It happened sometime between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, on Wednesday, December 5th, where items of jewellery, including a pair of ruby earrings and a silver watch were stolen.
Detectives are looking to identify a man who was in the village at around 2pm and may have been knocking on doors asking questions or for directions.
He is described as black, around 6ft 2in and with a small build. He was wearing a fluorescent jacked.
An investigation is underway to establish the full details of the robbery.
Detective Inspector Johnny Campbell, said: “This is an absolutely shocking crime where the victim appears to have been viciously attacked during a robbery. She has suffered horrific injuries that will take her a considerable amount of time to recover from.
“I am really keen to identify this man who was in the area at the time and I would urge anyone who knows who he may be to contact us. I would also urge people who live in the area or may have been passing and could either have seen something or caught some on their CCTV or dash cams, to contact us straight away.”
Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.