Man, 29, arrested in connection with burglary of woman in 60s who was tied up and left for two days

Ellen Manning
·2 min read
Kent Police are urging anyone who recognises a man in a computer-generated image to get in touch. (Kent Police)
Kent Police are urging anyone who recognises a man in a computer-generated image to get in touch. (Kent Police)

A man has been arrested after a woman in her 60s was tied up and burgled in her own home

The woman was forced inside her home by a man who asked her for a drink of water.

The man assaulted her and took money and valuables then tied her up. She was found by police at her home in Frittenden, Kent, two days after the incident on Easter Sunday.

The burglary happened in Frittenden, Kent, on Easter Sunday. (Google Maps)
The burglary happened in Frittenden, Kent, on Easter Sunday. (Google Maps)

An investigation was launched by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate and on Sunday Kent Police said a man has been arrested in connection with the aggravated burglary. 

The 29-year-old, from the Headcorn area of Kent, was arrested on April 16 and taken into custody but has since been released on bail, pending further enquiries. 

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Police have urged anyone with any information to get in touch, and are also asking anyone who can identify a man pictured in a computer-generated image released by detectives to contact them. 

In a statement, the force said: "Residents who live in the vicinity and have privately held CCTV, or doorbell cameras, are also asked to contact officers if they suspect they have footage that can assist with enquiries and have not done so already."

In an initial appeal for witnesses, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Kimber said: "The victim has endured a harrowing and traumatic ordeal and we are appealing to members of the public to help us find the person responsible."

Anybody with information should call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/56590/21, or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using its online form.

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