Levin locals have been left reeling after a 90-year-old woman was brutally attacked during a home invasion.
The elderly woman was "smashed, bashed and left for dead" in what her family describes as a violent home invasion on Saturday afternoon.
After she opened her Bath Street door to two young girls, she was allegedly brutally attacked before they stole items from the house.
The 90-year-old victim is now in hospital in a serious condition.
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Police are now standing guard in the quaint Levin suburb.
Levin Mayor Bernie Wanden told Newshub he's disgusted.
"There are a lot of retirees in Levin who won't feel safe in their homes now."
Locals are shocked by the attack, with one resident saying it has affected the whole community.
"It's pretty tough and it obviously affects just about everyone, or it should do, in the community... they should feel pretty sad for that lady," he said.
Another resident said he was worried about his companion, who uses a wheelchair.
"It doesn't make you feel very safe, does it? I mean it wouldn't make it safe for her in a wheelchair. I can't go out. She can't walk at all," he told Newshub.
Cards and flowers have been left outside the woman's Levin property, where a scene examination is underway.
Police have arrested three young people in relation to the incident.
All three young women are due to appear in the Levin Youth Court tomorrow.
Police are not looking for anyone else involved in the incident.
Earlier this year, a 92-year-old woman in Northland's Kawakawa was violently assaulted by two women who claimed to have run out of petrol.
They are now facing charges over the assault.