Man attacked with axe

Police are investigating a violent incident in which a man was assaulted with a small axe and a craft knife at a flat in Bedford.

Man assaulted with axe in Bedford

Police are investigating a violent incident which happened on Thursday 31 October.
Police are investigating a violent incident which happened on Thursday 31 October. Credit: PA

Police are investigating a violent incident which happened on Thursday 31 October in which a man was assaulted with a small axe and a craft knife at a flat in Bedford.

The man, aged 26, was visiting his female friend at Lorraine Court flats, on Grange Road (near Goldington Green) when around 9.30pm, there was a knock at the door and someone calling out “trick or treat”.

Two Asian men with white Halloween masks subsequently pushed their way through and into the flat.

Using tape they had brought with them, they bound up the householder and her friend and demanded money which she had in the flat after recently selling her car.

To make her comply, they attacked her friend with the knife and the small axe, causing deep cuts to his head, legs and face.

The woman, aged 24, told them where the money was and after taking the money and two i-phones belonging to the pair, the offenders left.