Essex

Couple from Ridgewell attacked by masked raiders

A couple in their 60s have been attacked in their home in Essex by at least four masked men.

The gang, who all wore balaclavas, burst into the couple's home in Chapel Road in Ridgewell on Tuesday night.

They attacked the man, injuring him in the face, and threatened the woman before demanding cash.

The gang then ransacked the house before stealing a four-figure sum. Police believe they may have had a getaway vehicle in nearby Meeting Lane.

The man was treated at Colchester hospital after the attack at 2140 BST. He was later discharged.

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