Shropshire

Loppington robbery: two more men arrested

The house where the robbery took place
Image caption The 76-year-old resident is recovering from a fractured eye socket and head wound

Two more arrests have been made in connection with a robbery in which a 76-year-old Shropshire man was attacked in his home.

Intruders broke into the property in Loppington on 21 June and left the man with a head wound and fractured eye socket before stealing his truck.

Two men, aged 21 and 22, attended police stations in Wem and Whitchurch on Monday and were arrested.

The 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

He remains in police custody.

The 22-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

'Good response'

He has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

The victim remains in hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.

A white Ford Ranger pick-up truck reported stolen in the incident was found in a village near Whitchurch, just across the border in north Wales, late on 24 June.

Det Insp Mick Homden, who is leading the investigation, said police were still keen to hear from anyone who might have seen suspicious people or vehicles in the Loppington area on the night of the incident or in the days leading up to it.

"We have had a good response to our appeals for information and have spoken to a number of potential witnesses," he said.

"If anyone knows about or saw something that night and has not yet spoken to police, please get in touch."

Three males, aged 17, 18 and 19, have all appeared in court charged with robbery in connection with the incident.

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