Family attacked in their beds by masked men

Police are appealing for witnesses after a family was assaulted and robbed in their home in Leigh. The family were asleep when four masked men burst their way in downstairs at around 11.40pm on Wednesday 2 July.

Having forced their way into the house on Coronation Drive, they headed for the victim's bedroom and began to attack on man whilst demanding money. They also went into another bedroom and attacked the victim's family, before stealing property and escaping.

The men are described as being between 5ft 7in and 5ft 10in tall, having local accents and all were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.

A group of four masked men forced their way into a family home and attacked a family, before stealing from them. This was a horrific and violent attack and a terrifying experience for the victims, who are understandably distraught by this event. We're urging anyone who may have seen a group of men acting suspiciously in the area to contact police immediately, as we want to find the offenders as soon as possible."

– Detective Constable David Fairhurst