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DETECTIVES are investigating after an elderly woman was hurt in a struggle with a burglar.

The 80-year-old woman received wrist and knee injuries in a struggle with the burglar as he was leaving her home in Froddington Road, Fratton, at around 6pm on Christmas Day.

She was with her husband, son-in-law and his mother, returning from a day out, when they noticed someone inside their home.

Jewellery and around £100 in cash was reported stolen.

The woman was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, where she was treated for her injuries.

Police have thanked the family for their co-operation and assistance with their investigation so far.

A 17-year-old boy from Portsmouth was arrested on Boxing Day on suspicion of assault and burglary.

He was questioned and bailed until January 9, pending further enquiries.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact CID at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101.

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Information can also be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.