Carlisle hammer attack: Four charged

Four people have been charged in connection with a hammer attack which left a man seriously injured.

Offenders forced their way into a house on Bower Street, Carlisle, early on Saturday evening, Cumbria Police said.

A 39-year-old man was taken to hospital with a serious head injury. A woman, also 39, had her finger broken.

Three men aged 33, 26 and 23 and a 31-year-old woman, all from Carlisle, have been charged with aggravated burglary and are due in court later.

The injured man remains in hospital.

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