Sunderland man assaulted by burglars
A 76-year-old man was injured during a burglary at his Sunderland home.
Three masked men, armed with knives, broke in to the property in Seaburn on Saturday evening and threatened the occupant and his 74-year-old wife.
One of the men struck him over the head, before the three made off with a large amount of cash. He was taken to hospital for treatment to a cut.
Northumbria Police described it as a "cowardly assault" and urged anyone with information to get in touch.