Bradford

Masked men in attempted robbery in West Yorkshire

Masked men who broke into a house in West Yorkshire hit a 60-year-old man, leaving him with head injuries.

Officers were called to a house in Edale Avenue, Newsome, on Tuesday evening, to a report that someone had been stabbed.

They discovered no-one had been stabbed but a man had been hit with a blunt instrument.

The man's brother and a female occupant also in the house were unhurt. The four robbers escaped empty-handed.

Carried machete

Police said the two men and woman inside the house had been waiting for a takeaway to be delivered when four masked men burst in through the front door, demanding goods and cash.

The injured man's 67-year-old brother fought off the intruders, who left behind a carving knife. It is believed one may have been carrying a machete.

After the incident, the injured man was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for treatment. He was released later that night.

Police said the attackers were described as in their teens or early-20s, slim and about 5ft 5in tall.

All were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered. One of the men was thought to be white, the rest black or Asian.

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