Vicious assault leaves burglary victim with life-changing injuries

Three masked men burst into the home of 55-year-old victim in Wimbledon. On the of them violently assaulted him. They also tried to tape a woman to a chair.

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'Extreme violence' leaves victim injured and traumatised

I'm appealing to anyone who was in the area between 9pm and 11pm and may have heard of seen the events that night. We are also seeking information regarding a silver car the suspects may have used.

The level of violence used was extreme and has left a victim seriously injured and traumatised. The fast response to the 999 call ensured that two suspects were apprehended and the victim could receive immediate first aid.

I must stress that this appears to be an isolated incident, and such cases are thankfully rare.

However, this serious attack is now subject of a meticulous enquiry whilst we work to support individuals affected by the events and the local community. Officers are currently conducting high visibility patrols and speaking to residents to answer their concerns.

– Detective Inspector Dan O'Sullivan, of Merton Burglary Squad

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