Shropshire

Arrests in home attack on man, 76, in Loppington

The house where the robbery took place
Image caption The man was attacked in his home in the village of Loppington

Three men have been arrested by police investigating a robbery in which a 76-year-old man was badly beaten in his Shropshire home.

Police said the man had been forced to the floor and beaten when he woke to find intruders in his home. He is now said to be in a "stable" condition.

The man's truck was stolen in the attack, which happened on Tuesday, in Loppington, near Wem.

The suspects were arrested in Wem on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

The attacked man was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with a head wound and a suspected fractured eye socket.

His condition is described as "stable".

Det Insp Mick Homden said the investigation was continuing and renewed appeals for information from the public.

He said the incident happened between 2300 and 2345 BST.

He added: "We are anxious to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Loppington area which might be connected.

"We are also seeking information about sightings and the current whereabouts of the victim's white Ford Ranger pickup which was stolen from the premises."

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