Police have arrested a man in connection with a violent burglary which saw a 73-year-old woman tied up and tortured in her St George’s Hill mansion.

Francoise Jansen’s ordeal on Friday, August 3, lasted several hours and left her fearing for her life and too terrified to return home.

Surrey Police confirmed they arrested a 31-year-old man from Brookwood on Tuesday, August 7, who remains in custody.

Inquiries are ongoing.

Witnesses should call 101, quoting reference EL/12/5053, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.