Elderly couple beaten after thug broke into house and demanded money

Wife in her 80s suffered a broken jaw after thug ‘viciously’ beat her and her husband when he broke into their home as they slept and demanded money

  • Man and woman in their 80s were in bed at home in Trowell, Nottinghamshire
  • The woman sustained cuts to her head, a swollen arm and a possible broken jaw
  • Her husband, meanwhile, also suffered injuries to his face, arms and body
  • Police say neither victim’s wounds thought to be life-threatening or life-altering

An elderly couple were left battered and bruised after a vicious attack from an intruder, who stormed into their house while they were asleep and demanded money.

The man and woman in their 80s were in bed at their house in Trowell, Nottinghamshire, when the burglar burst in and assaulted them.

The woman is reported to have sustained cuts to the right side of her head, severe swelling to her arm, and a possible broken jaw.

Her husband is said to have injuries to his face, arms and body but neither victim’s injuries are thought to be life-threatening or life-altering.

The intruder fled the property after demanding cash, before officers were called just after midnight on Thursday morning.  

An elderly couple were left battered and bruised after a vicious attack from an intruder, who stormed into their house while they were asleep and demanded money

The man and woman in their 80s were in bed at their house in Trowell, Nottinghamshire, when the burglar burst in and assaulted them

Detective Sergeant Charlotte Henson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: ‘This is an extremely violent attack on two elderly people who were sleeping in their own home.

‘The two victims had to seek immediate medical attention for their injuries but thankfully they are not believed to be life-threatening or life-altering.

‘Incidents like this can have a huge impact on someone both mentally and physically and we will do everything in our power to support these two victims.

‘Our officers have been at the scene throughout the night and will continue to be at the address conducting enquires to help put the pieces together to find whoever carried out this violent assault.

‘We would like to urge the public to get in touch with us if they have any information at all – no matter how insignificant they feel it is as it may help us with our enquiries.

Neighborhood Policing Inspector for Broxtowe Mike Ebbins, said: ‘I would like to reassure the public that our officers are doing everything they can to investigate this incident.

‘Residents around the area can expect to see a higher police presence to reassure the public that we are there should anyone want to speak to us.

‘We understand the impact incidents like this can have on people and will do everything in our power to bring those responsible to justice.

‘I would like to reiterate the need for anyone with any information to come forward as it may help us with our enquires.’

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 7 of 6 January 2022 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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