Three weapon-wielding men have attacked a pensioner in her own home in Glasgow – leaving her with a significant facial injury.
The perpetrators forced their way into a house in Castlebay Street, Milton, and attacked a 69-year-old woman around 3.25pm on Monday.
The men then made off in a dark-coloured car, which police believe may have been a Volkswagen Golf.
The woman was able to contact a family member afterwards, who took her to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment.
Police have since launched a hunt for the men, who were all described as white, Scottish and in their mid to late 20s.
One man had a grey hooded top on and another a dark baseball cap.
Inspector Craig Warren said: “Whilst we are still enquiring as to the motive of the attack, one line of enquiry is that the men were looking for someone else they thought may have been at the house but wasn’t.
“Whatever the reason, to attack someone in their home, particularly an older person, is cowardly. Thankfully the lady managed to get a hold of a member of the family who took her to hospital and called police.
“The house is in a busy residential area with high rise flats nearby and I’m sure someone will have seen or heard the men either in the house or running to the car and driving off.
“It’s possible the car may have been driving about the streets before the attack so I would ask anyone who was in Castlebay Street or nearby yesterday afternoon to get in touch.
“I am particularly keen to hear from those who may have either mobile phone or dash-cam footage from around that time to call us.”
Patrols have been heightened in the area, while police have urged anyone with information to come forward and call 101.