Family in baseball bat attack terror

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A FAMILY were threatened by masked men with baseball bats during a robbery in their own home.

Just after 9.30pm last night (Thursday), a 47 year-old man answered a knock at the door to his Oak Avenue home in Golborne.

He was confronted by three men wearing ski masks, armed with baseball bats and a knife who barged open the door.

They demanded money before attacking two men inside the house.

One of the offenders went upstairs where he confronted a 69 year-old man who told them to leave and they walked out empty handed.

The offender who went upstairs is described possibly white, slim to skinny build, aged 16 to 18 years old with a local accent. He was wearing a greyish blue coloured jacket. One of the other offenders is described as possibly white, of slim build, about 5ft 8in tall and spoke with a Liverpool accent.

Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington said: “The family do not know why they have been targeted and we do not know whether this has been a case of mistaken identity or not.

“Understandably, they have been left traumatised by their experience and feel unsafe in their own home, a place where everyone should feel the safest of all. Two of the men received cuts to their face and head which required hospital treatment.”

“I would ask anyone who may witnessed anyone hanging around the area acting suspicious to contact us on 0161 8567103 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”