BURGLARS woke up an elderly bed-ridden woman as they raided her home.

The intruders forced their way through the front door of her home and searched the house before going inside the victim’s bedroom and waking her.

Police said the burglars left the scene empty-handed after the break-in on Friday between 10.30am and 4.30pm.

Pc Bryn Smith of Banbury police station said: “This is a horrific crime which has traumatised this elderly woman.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101.