Elderly woman escapes clutches of knife-wielding burglar during break-in at Peterborough home

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A man has been charged after a burglary at an elderly woman’s house in Walton.

The break-in happened on Tuesday, May 2.

The burglar is alleged to have been carrying a knife.

Temporary Detective Sergeant Justin Howard said the victim showed “unbelievable courage” to break free and that she scratched the burglar across his face before running out of her house and shouting for help.

T/Detective Sergeant Howard added: “PC Andrew Watson from the Impact team attended to help the victim in what was a very scary ordeal.”

A scenes of crime officer also attended the scene.

Alexander Keltie (29) of Walton Park appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Friday (May 12) charged with aggravated burglary and theft from a shop.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Peterborough Crown Court on June 9.