A disabled pensioner was robbed in her own home in what senior detectives are calling a “despicable act.”

At about 4.30pm on Monday, the 72-year-old victim, who suffers from physical disabilities, went to answer the door to her flat in Sandbrook Court, Moreton.

She was confronted by two men who pushed the front door open, causing the pensioner to lose her balance and fall.

The men then entered the flat and stole a large amount of cash from the victim's handbag before leaving.

Fortunately the victim was not injured by the fall, but police say she has been left distressed by her ordeal.

The burglars both had dark hair and were wearing dark clothing, possibly tracksuits.

Detective Inspector Paul Parry said: "Fortunately incidents such as this are rare, and I am sure the local community in Moreton will agree that this was a despicable act and we need to find the two men responsible so that justice can be done."

Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have seen two men acting suspiciously in the Sandbrook Court area to contact them on 0151 777 2246, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.