Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary of an 83-year-old from her house in the village of Lavendon, near Olney.

The appeal relates to an incident that happened at around 9:20pm on January 4th. The victim was at home when four men forced their way into her house.

They forced the victim onto the floor while they conducted a search of the house taking cash, jewellery and bank paperwork, before leaving the property.

It is believed that the offenders were driving a dark coloured large Audi or BMW. They were wearing dark clothing and face masks. The victim was not injured during the incident.

Investigating officer DC Susan Russell said, “We would urge anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious behaviour in the area at this time to please come forward.

“This was obviously a very distressing incident for the victim and I would like to speak to anyone who has any information about this incident or anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously.

“If you have any information which could assist the investigation please contact police.”

People with any information relating to this case are asked to call 101, quoting reference ‘43180004022’.