A MAN arrested after a 73-year-old woman was attacked in her own home has been released under investigation, police have confirmed.

Police said the woman was attacked after two men forced their way into her home in Southwood Drive, Baxenden, shortly before 1pm last Thursday.

The attackers are said to have threatened the woman with an iron bar and assaulted her. She was taken to hospital for treatment on an injured wrist.

The burglars stole cash before leaving in the direction of Manchester Road.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at a property in Rochdale this morning on suspicion of aggravated burglary yesterday. He was question by detectives but has now been released under investigation.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log number 534 of January 17 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.