Elderly woman robbed while she slept

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman had her purse and cigarettes stolen from her home while she slept.

The burglary happened in Oakwood Drive in Fenny Stratford between 10pm on Thursday and 3.30am on Friday.

Offenders forced open the kitchen door and searched the property while the victim, an elderly woman, was sleeping upstairs.

The offenders stole cigarettes and a purse containing cash.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Thames Valley Police 24-hour non-emergency single number 101 and ask to speak to Det Con Susan Russell from local CID at Milton Keynes.