A woman had her wrists and ankles tied up with tape before being threatened with a firearm in a burglary in Feltham .

Detectives from Hounslow CID are investigating the violent attack which took place in the middle of the day at a home on Fruen Road, where two men made off with a large stash of cash.

A woman in her 40s answered a knock at her door to two males with a parcel, around midday on Tuesday (April 19).

The male suspects knocked the woman to the ground before binding her wrists and ankles with tape, then struck her over the head and threatened her with what was believed to be a firearm, said the Metropolitan Police.

This is the second home burglary in a week, with Heston police appealing for witnesses after gold jewellery was taken in Cranford.

Detectives are appealing for help to trace the suspects who they say then searched the house and left with a large quantity of cash.

Suspects described

The first suspect is of medium build and was wearing a light-grey hooded top, with the hood up and a high visibility vest.

Suspect number two is described as around 5ft 11ins tall, also of medium build, and was wearing a brown hooded jacket, with a brown cap.

Detective Constable James Dickson-Leach, from Hounslow CID, said: “This was a violent attack on a woman in her own home and we would like to trace the people responsible as soon as possible.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have information that can assist our investigation.”

Last week, chief superintendent Raj Kohli responded following a spate of stabbings in the borough saying stop-and-search would be ramped up across the borough.

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Anyone with information should call Hounslow CID on 020 8247 6160 or via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.