Police were called at around 2 a.m. today (Sunday, December 11th) to an address on Kingsway, to reports that three elderly people – a couple aged in their 70s and another man aged in his 80s – had been woken and assaulted by somebody breaking in.
Police attended and found someone had smashed their way into the address, before two of the occupants had gone to investigate the noise. Both of these two elderly residents were then assaulted.
The man aged in his 80s was taken to hospital with possible fractured bones. The second man and a woman in the address suffered cuts from broken glass.
Officers on the scene began a search of the area and a short time later a man was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He remains in hospital being treated for minor injuries sustained during the incident.
Det Ch Insp Lee Wilson said: ‘This was an incredibly distressing incident for the three people in the address, all of whom have been left feeling shaken and upset. Nobody should have their home violated in this way, let alone be assaulted and left with potentially serious injuries. We take this type of crime extremely seriously. Thankfully the man in his 80s who was assaulted is not thought to be as seriously hurt as first appeared. A man is in custody and will be interviewed in due course.’
Police now request your assistance, ‘We are now asking anybody with information about this incident to get in touch. Perhaps you were driving in the area or returning home from a night out and saw somebody acting suspiciously, or perhaps you have CCTV, doorbell footage or dashcam from around the same time which could help us.’
Anybody with information should contact us on 101, quoting log 156 of December 11th.