Elderly County Durham couple tied up and robbed in home

An elderly couple were tied up and robbed in their own home after about six men forced their way into the property in County Durham.

Police said the men forced their way in to the home in Butterknowle at about 20:50 BST on Tuesday, when the male occupant answered the front door.

The man and his wife, both in their 60s, were tied up as the robbers stole money and jewellery before leaving.

The couple were taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital "extremely shocked".

They were later released.

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