A YOUNG woman has been injured in a struggle with an intruder in her home.
The 19-year-old victim became aware of man inside the property in Pier Place, Newhaven, at around 12.15pm on Friday.
A struggle between the pair resulted in the woman suffering a dislocated elbow and a minor injury to her face.
She fled to a neighbour’s home, where the emergency services were called.
The man is described as white, just under 6ft tall with a skinny build. He was wearing a black tracksuit with the hood up and spoke with a local accent.
Detective Sergeant Mike Leask said: “The victim sustained painful injuries to her arm and face, which required medical attention and left her incredibly shaken.
“Anyone who was in or around Pier Place on Friday afternoon and remembers seeing anything suspicious is asked to contact police immediately.”