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Appeal for witnesses following aggravated burglary - Dines Green, Worcester

West Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses or information following an aggravated burglary in Worcester on Tuesday 30 January.

At around 11.30pm, police were called to an address in Dines Green after it's reported two men knocked on the door of a house on Drakes Avenue. The occupants of the property, a man and a woman, were then assaulted with items believed to be a hammer and a bladed object. 

The man sustained head and hand injuries and remains in hospital, the woman sustained head injuries which required hospital treatment, she has since been discharged.

The offenders then stole items from the property, including a BSA lightning airgun with a brown leather strap, and left in an unknown location. 

Investigating officer, PC Liam Mather from West Mercia Police said: "Investigations are now ongoing to identify and locate those responsible and a number of enquiries are ongoing. At this stage, it is believed to be an isolated incident.

"Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team have been conducting reassurance patrols in the area and carrying out house-to-house enquiries as we investigate the incident, and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or who witnessed the offence. In particular, we would like to speak to anyone who was in Tudor Way or Drake Avenue around this time, and would also like to speak to the drivers of a black car, a white van and a silver van who were seen to pass the address around the relevant times and may be able to assist with enquiries.  

"Anyone who has any information that could help the investigation is asked to contact 101, quoting incident reference 796s of 30 January 2018. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org"

Issued: 5.15pm, Monday 12 February, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 12/02/18