Woman in court

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A WOMAN has been charged with aggravated burglary after a pensioner was allegedly threatened with a knife during a break-in.

The incident is alleged to have happened between 7pm and 8.30pm on Sunday, when the 77-year-old was inside her home in Queen Alexandra Road, Dawdon.

Police say no items were taken from the home.

A 25-year-old Seaham woman was due before Peterlee Magistrates’ Court today.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to get in touch via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.