Police are investigating two burglaries in Newcastle in which residents were attacked.
The first break-in happened just after midnight on Saturday morning in Station Road, Kenton Bank Foot. Two intruders got into the house via the garage and attacked a 67 year old man, demanding money.
He was hit on the head with what is believed to be bolt cutters. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary and later released.
The intruders left empty handed.
The second incident happened a few hours later at 4.18am a short distance away at a house in Thornbury Close.
Northumbria Police says officers have arrested six people, and are appealing for any witnesses, or people with information about the burglaries, to contact them.
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