POLICE have appealed for witnesses after an armed thugs assaulted a woman during burglary.

Thames Valley Police appealed for any witnesses after an aggravated burglary in Milton Keynes.

The terrifying incident happened at about 7.55pm on Thursday (January 17) after three men armed with weapons broke into a family home on Rudchesters, Bancroft, Milton Keynes, and threatened the occupant.

They attacked the victim, a 42-year-old woman, who sustained grazes and ripped clothing.

Then the thugs ransacked the property for gold jewellery before leaving. They stole multiple items of jewellery.

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All three offenders are white males, but no further description is available at this stage.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Rachel Wheaton, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the victim and thankfully they were not seriously injured.

“The offenders have targeted a family home and I am appealing to anybody who may have witnessed this incident, or who may have information that could assist this investigation to please get in touch with Thames Valley Police.

“I’m particularly keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Rudchesters, Bancroft, or nearby connecting roads, Hadrians Drive, Monks Way, Constantine Way through to Millars Way, or the nearby estates of Bradwell, Stacey Bushes and Bradville to contact us if you have sighted suspicious men or vehicles.

“I would also ask the public who were in these areas between 7.40pm and 8.15pm to review dash-cam and CCTV for anything that may assist.

“You can contact us by making a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference 43240025772.

“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”