Essex

Two attacked during Loughton burglary

Two men have been attacked with a crowbar and pepper spray during a burglary at a family home in Essex.

Three men entered the house in Roundmead Avenue, Loughton, through an unlocked door on Wednesday morning.

The gang then attacked a 52-year-old man with pepper spray and hit his son with a crowbar before escaping with cash.

The man's daughter was told to stay in her room while the attack took place, police said.