Leeds & West Yorkshire

Couple and grandson hurt in Leeds house robbery

A couple and their grandson were attacked by a gang of robbers who threatened them with knives and a hammer at their house in Leeds.

Police said the man and woman, both 69, were taken to hospital after the robbery on Street Lane, Moortown, at about 22:50 GMT on Thursday.

Their 17-year-old grandson was hit in the face but managed to lock himself in the bathroom and ring police.

Two other grandchildren, aged six and 14, were uninjured.

West Yorkshire Police said the woman suffered a suspected broken nose after she was hit in the face with the handle of a knife.

Her husband was left with a head injury.

The three male suspects escaped in the family's blue Vauxhall Vectra, which was later found abandoned on Moorland Grove.

Det Insp Richard Holmes, from North East Leeds CID, appealed for witnesses.

He said: "Crimes of this type are very disturbing but remain fortunately rare in this area."

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