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Appeal: Elderly Notts couple violently assaulted after intruder breaks in while they slept

Police are urgently appealing for any witnesses to come forward after an elderly couple were assaulted in their own home.

The man and woman in their 80s were asleep in their beds when an intruder reportedly broke in demanding money from them and viciously assaulted them.

Officers swiftly attended after receiving a 999 call and were able to gain entry into the house in Stoney Lane, Trowell, at around 12.26am this morning (6 January).

The suspect is said to have demanded money from the couple before fleeing the property.

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.

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Her husband is said to have injuries to his face, arms and body but thankfully both victim’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-altering.

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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