Shropshire

More time to quiz Loppington burglary attack suspects

The house where the robbery took place
Image caption Burglars broke into the home of a 76-year-old man, forced him to the floor and beat him

Police have been given more time to question three men held after an attack on a 76-year-old man in Shropshire.

The Loppington resident was awoken by intruders who broke into his home late on Tuesday night and left him with a head wound and fractured eye socket.

The intruders stole his Ford Ranger pick-up truck, which is still missing.

Three men were arrested on Wednesday and police have until Saturday night to either charge or release them.

Police said the 76-year-old had been forced to the floor and beaten by burglars but was now in a stable condition.

Anyone who has seen the missing pick-up truck or who has information about the burglary is asked to contact West Mercia Police or to call Crimestoppers.

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