'Disgraceful' attack on man during burglary at his home

The Northern Echo: 'Disgraceful' attack on man during burglary at his home 'Disgraceful' attack on man during burglary at his home

A MAN suffered head injuries in what police described as a "disgraceful act of violence" during a burglary at his home.

Detectives are appealing for information after they were called to reports of the aggravated burglary in Porplar Road, Thornaby, at about 1.15pm yesterday (Friday, March 7).

A 69-year-old man received head injuries in his home when he was confronted by the intruder.

The victim managed to escape out of the back door before the suspect fleed the property through the front.

The victim received treatment in hospital before being released.

Detective Inspector Matt Murphy-King said: "This was a disgraceful act of violence on an elderly man. We have a number of high visibility patrols in the area and I want to reassure residents that this is an isolated incident."

An 18-year-old man from Thornaby has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and is in police custody.

Police are appealing for information on 101.

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8:21pm Sat 8 Mar 14

NOTODDEN says...

Well done Cleveland police for an early arrest. I hope the injured gentlemen recovers from this vicious attack in his own home
Well done Cleveland police for an early arrest. I hope the injured gentlemen recovers from this vicious attack in his own home NOTODDEN
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12:12pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Duke of Aycliffe says...

There have been times in my life where I have been flat on my backside, totally skint, but I would never even contemplate stealing from someone never mind hurting anyone.
I really struggle to understand what goes through somene's head when they do this type of crime. Although when caught & if convicted, I think the arab countries have the right idea, an eye for an eye mentality & hand amputation for thieves.
There have been times in my life where I have been flat on my backside, totally skint, but I would never even contemplate stealing from someone never mind hurting anyone. I really struggle to understand what goes through somene's head when they do this type of crime. Although when caught & if convicted, I think the arab countries have the right idea, an eye for an eye mentality & hand amputation for thieves. Duke of Aycliffe
  • Score: 3

11:45am Mon 10 Mar 14

Darkroom Devil says...

Send him to the vets. They'll know what to do.
Send him to the vets. They'll know what to do. Darkroom Devil
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