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Gran brutally attacked while sitting in her wheelchair fighting for her life

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A disabled gran has been viciously battered by burglars who smashed there way in to her home.

Barbara Dransfield has been left with a fractured skill and is fighting for her life in a coma and on a life-support machine.

Barbara was brutally attacked in her wheelchair with a metal bar in her own home.

She is now fighting for her life in intensive care at North Manchester General Hospital with her condition described as ‘life threatening’.

Police have confirmed the attack happened within her Ashton-under-Lyne home on Tuesday.

She was woken by a noise within her house, she made her way to her bed and got into her wheelchair she was then confronted by two men. They battered her.

Police have arrested a 29-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, He is out on bail until August 26th.


Get Insp David Loughlin said “This was a vile attack on a vulnerable woman who was alone at home.

“She has been left in hospital being treated for some nasty injuries which could have been even worse.

“We would urge anyone who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the area or knows anything that can aid our investigation to come forward and help us catch those responsible for this attack.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
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