Coton hammer attack robbery: Two men charged
Two men have been charged in connection with a violent attack on an elderly couple at their home.
Four men subjected the couple, in their 70s, to a four hour ordeal in Coton, Cambridgeshire, in November.
The woman was struck with a hammer and the man repeatedly pricked with a brooch pin before the gang made off with valuable antiques, police said.
A 35-year-old man has been charged with aggravated burglary and a 42-year-old with handling stolen goods.
The robbery took place in Madingley Road between 22:00 GMT and 02:20 on 29 November.
The woman's toe was broken after it was hit with a hammer and she also sustained a black eye.
The 42-year-old man is due to appear at Cambridge Crown Court on 5 May, while the other is due at Cambridge Magistrates' Court on 9 June.
Both men were from Cambridge, police said.
Three other men had previously been arrested in connection with the inquiry and released on police bail.