Sunday, 13 August 2006

Woman in hospital after farm attack

August 12 2006 at 01:01PM

A 56-year-old woman has been admitted to hospital with serious head and facial injuries after she was assaulted on her farm near Ventersdorp on Saturday, North West police said.

Alida Hartzer was allegedly attacked in her bedroom by two men around 2am on Saturday, said Superintendent Louis Jacobs.

He said Hartzer's daughter found her lying in the room when she returned home and contacted police.

It is believed that Hartzer was attacked with a blunt object.

"We are still investigating as to how access was gained to the house. We believe two suspects were involved, but we are not yet certain," said Jacobs.

The woman was admitted to a Potchefstroom hospital in a serious condition.

"Due to the seriousness of her injuries no further information about the incident could be obtained from her," said Jacobs.

He said two cellphones were stolen from the house, but police were still investigating whether other household items were missing.

No arrests have been made and the serious and violent crime unit is investigating. - Sapa


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