Man attacked and robbed in Middlesbrough home

An 82-year-old man was assaulted and robbed at his Middlesbrough home, police have said.

Cleveland Police said when the man answered the door of the property in Orwell Street at 18:15 GMT on Friday two men forced their way in.

He was assaulted by one while the second searched the house and stole a quantity of cash.

A police spokesman said the victim suffered minor injuries and was left very frightened and upset.

Both men were described as white, aged 20 to 30 and were wearing clothing pulled up over the lower part of their faces.

One was 6ft 6in tall and thickset and the other was 5ft 9in of medium build. One may have been wearing a high-visibility jacket.

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