Tyne & Wear

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.

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