Police launch investigation after pensioner is hurt following burglary

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A PENSIONER was left injured following a burglary at his house.

He was at home in Campbell Road, Southsea, when a man got in and took his wallet.

When police arrived they discovered the victim had head and arm injuries.

He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, for treatment. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The incident happened at about 9.40am today.

A white man in his 30s with dark hair was seen running towards Lorne Road and Livingstone Road around this time.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘Enquiries are continuing to establish more details.

‘A key aspect of the investigation is confirming exactly how the elderly man received his injuries. This includes the possibility of an assault inside the address.

‘Detectives are due to take a formal statement from the victim.

‘Specialist officers using forensics and dogs are examining the scene for potential evidence.’

‘A wallet containing various bank and membership cards was reported stolen from the address.

‘Further searches will check on whether any other items were taken.’

Witnesses or anyone with information should call CID at Fratton Police Station on 101.

Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.