Heartless thieves target frail pensioner’s home

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HEARTLESS thieves who targeted the home of an 82-year-old man are being hunted by police.

The victim, who police said is frail, had gone to bed at 7 p.m. on Sunday. When he awoke at his home in Gawthorpe Edge, Burnley, the following morning he realised £13 in cash, a mobile phone and a packet of cigarettes had been stolen.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Burnley police on 01282 425001 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.