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Police launch appeal after man attacked in own home by three armed burglars

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POLICE have launched an appeal for help from the public following an aggravated burglary when a man was attacked by three armed intruders at his home in Old Hall, Warrington.

The terrifying incident took place sometime between 7.50pm and 8.30pm on Tuesday this week (Feb 5) when the victim, a 49-year-old man, was at home on Cavendish Close when her heard a knock at the door.

Upon opening the door he was confronted by three unknown men armed with a metal bar, a screwdriver and a chair leg. The men forced their way into the address, before hitting the victim on the head and knocking him to the ground.

The then conducted an untidy search and caused damage to property within the address before fleeing the scene on foot.

The victim sustained a sustained a number of scratches and bruises as a result of the incident. He did not require hospital treatment.

The three offenders were all described as men in the twenties. One of the men had a black scarf across face, while a second man was wearing a grey waterproof coat with his hood down over face.

Detective Constable Chris Kearney said: “Thankfully the victim in this case did not sustain any serious injuries as a result of the attack.

“However, he was been shaken extremely shaken and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the people responsible and bring them to justice.

“Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and as part of the investigation I’m keen to hear from anyone with any information, no matter how small, which may assist the investigation.

“I’m also keen to hear from drivers with any dashcam footage who were driving in the Cavendish Close area at the time of the incident.

“I’d ask anyone with any information to contact the team here at Warrington on 101 quoting IML314010.”

Information can also be passed online at https://www.cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries/ or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can be submitted online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.

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