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Burglars attack householder
Friday 15th April, 2011

Burglars hit a Worsley Mesnes resident with a plank with nails sticking out of it before targeting a house on the same street.

At about 2.50am on Friday 8 April 2011, the victim, a 30-year-old man, was woken up by the front door of his house on Home Grove being kicked open. His wife and four children were also at home.

Two men burst in and the victim went down to confront them. They hit him on his body with a wooden plank that had rusty nails sticking out of it. He suffered bruising to his body.

The offenders then stole a laptop and left.

Later that morning, shortly after 4am the pair burst into another house on Home Grove. They searched downstairs and stole a laptop.

The 44-year-old woman who lived at this house was also woken up and shouted down to the offenders. They made threats her and told her to stay where she was before leaving.

The pair are white men in their late teens with local accents in dark hooded tops. One is about 5ft 7in tall while his accomplice is of slim build and about 5ft 10in to 6ft tall.

Detective Constable Alison Wallwork said: "In both cases, victims were left terrified by these violent robbers who were clearly willing to use violence to get their hands on laptops.

"They were undeterred when faced with a man who confronted them, so it is imperative that we stop this pair before they strike again.

"It is rare that offences such as this happen, but I would urge anyone who may have heard or witnessed anything that night to get in touch with us."

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and has been bailed pending further police inquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5308 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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