Police have arrested a man following an attack at the home of a pensioner.

A 28-year-old Huddersfield man was today in custody after being arrested in connection with an assault and burglary in Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick .

The Rastrick incident happened at around 5.15pm last Wednesday when a burglary took place at the house of a 70-year-old widow.

According to police the woman was in the house and was assaulted before the burglary took place.

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She was badly shaken by the incident and was being cared for by relatives afterwards.

Scenes-of-crime officers (SOCOs) attended the gated detached house and set up a blue and white tent outside.

Her neighbours reported seeing a broken window pane and learning about what had happened the following morning.

A man was spotted hanging around the neighbourhood prior to the crime.

The arrest was believed to be connected to police presence at a house in Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe reported by residents on Sunday night and Monday morning.