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Masked robbers slash 12-year-old girl across the face

Two masked raiders stormed into a Coventry home and slashed a 12-year-old girl across the face in a terrifying robbery as they looked for drugs.

The youngster and her mother had gone to bed when the pair, wearing T-shirts wrapped around their faces, broke into the house, in George Park Close, Wood End.

The robbers were tracked from George Park Close to Roselands Avenue, where the trail ended Credit: ITV News Central

Police say they were looking for drugs, but had targeted the wrong house - and when they couldn't get what they wanted, they threatened the girl and forced her mother to hand over a safe full of money and jewellery.

The girl suffered a cut to her face in the attack.

Among the items stolen was a locket and a lock of hair belonging to the woman's baby son who had died aged just two years old.

Police dogs managed to track the raiders to Roselands Avenue, but that's where the trail ended.

Witnesses or anyone with any information about the robbery, which happened on April 26, is urged to call police on 101.

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