Aggravated burglary in Wallsend

04 Jan 2015 11:38 AM

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Update 09/01/15: A 37-year-old North Shields man has been charged in connection with this robbery. He appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on January 7.

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in North Tyneside.

At just after 2.05am, on Sunday, January 4, police received a report that two men forced their way into an address on Dene Crescent, Wallsend, armed with a knife and metal pole.

They assaulted two men inside the house before making off from the scene. The intruders were wearing ski masks and blue hoodies.

A 40-year-old man suffered a head injury and two puncture wounds to his arm. A 38-year-old man also received cuts to his hands as a result of the incident.

Both were taken by ambulance to the RVI for treatment where they remain. However, their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Further enquiries are being carried out today.

Detective Inspector Jeff Brown, from Northumbria Police's Major Crime Team, said: "Our investigations into this incident are continuing today and we're doing all we can to locate those responsible.

"We have officers in the area carrying out house to house enquiries but also providing reassurance to those living nearby.

"I'd urge anyone who may have seen these men enter or leave the address to come forward as their information could assist us.

"People can speak to officers patrolling or call us - their information will be treated in the strictest of confidence."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 112 04/01/14 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.   

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