A WOMBWELL man has admitted raping an 88-year-old woman in her home.

Anthony Robert Borrowdale, 56, of Copeland Road, was remanded in custody after pleading guilty at Sheffield Crown Court to the rape of the Wombwell woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on the night of June 1.

He will reappear at court on October 25 to be sentenced.

It is thought the woman was in her living room when Borrowdale broke in through a back window, raped her, and left the property.

She was taken to hospital and was later discharged to a Wombwell care home.