A RUNCORN woman was attacked by a burglar in her living room.

The intruder walked into her home in Lightburn Street between 11.15am and 11.30am on Monday, June 16.

The 34-year-old occupant challenged the offender which resulted in an altercation.

The victim suffered slight injuries to her face, arm and body. The injuries to her arm and body are consistent with a sharp implement but it is unclear what sort of weapon was used.

The man is described as white, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins tall. He was wearing a black balaclava, a black or grey hooded top and dark bottoms. He had brown eyes.

DCTracey Short of Runcorn CID said: "Fortunately the victim only suffered slight injuries as a result of this incident but she was left shaken by her ordeal.

"We are following a number of lines of enquiry in a bid to trace the offender responsible and appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time who witnessed anything suspicious to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 308 of 16 June 2014.

Information can also be left anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.