A WOMAN was pushed and punched by two men who attempted to steal from her home in Hardwick near Bicester.

It happened at around 10.30 am on Wednesday when the victim, a 47-year-old woman, returned home to find an unknown black VW golf parked in her drive on Hethe Road.

She found two men wearing balaclavas inside her home who shouted at her before pushing her over and punching her. They left in their car at speed toward the area of Hethe.

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The car had a Welsh dragon on the number plate.

The woman received treatment for concussion at the John Radcliffe Hospital and has since been discharged.

Thames Valley Police are now appealing for witnesses.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Kirk Rogers, based at Banbury police station, said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim who required hospital treatment.

“I am appealing to anybody who was in the area on Wednesday morning who believes that they may have seen an older model black VW Golf in the area to contact the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43190201519 or make a report online."