A WOMAN in a wheelchair bravely battled back against a hammer-wielding attacker in her home.
The 67-year-old victim had opened the door of her Edgerton home to the man after he knocked on it just after 6pm on Thursday.
As soon as the door was opened, the man walked into the hallway.
The victim backed away in her wheelchair, but kicked out.
He hit the door with the hammer and she retreated into the lounge.
The man then fled empty-handed.
The burglary happened in the Halifax Road area of Edgerton.
Police have today urged people never to open their door to anyone unless they are sure they know who it is.
Sgt Kevin Whittaker, of Huddersfield police, said: "Once again we would urge people never to open the door unless you know who is there.
"If you don't know who they are - no matter how genuine they may appear to be - ask them to come back in daylight when someone is with you.
"And keep your door locked at all times."
The intruder is white, aged between 40 and 50, 5ft 11ins with a pot belly.
He wore a long black wet-look coat.
Anyone with information should contact Det Con John Lee on 01484 436582.