Aggravated burglary in North Tyneside

15 Aug 2016 11:27 AM

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

It happened at approximately 11pm on Saturday, August 13, at an address in Victoria Avenue in Wallsend. A 32-year-old man was asleep on his living room sofa when three intruders entered his home through an unlocked rear door. The householder woke up and was attacked by one of the men who stabbed him in the face, all three then left the premises.  The injured man received treatment for a 4cm puncture wound to his face at the Royal Victoria Infirmary before being discharged.

Officers are investigating and carrying out house to house enquiries.

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 1403 of 13/08/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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