We are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in his Darwen home during a violent robbery.
It happened at around 10:30pm on Saturday (May 25th) at a house on Walter Street when men wearing balaclavas have burst into the back of the property and started to assault the 65-year-old occupant whilst making demands for money.
He was badly beaten with weapons including a metal bar.
The victim was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a stable condition. He suffered broken ribs, a broken shoulder, injuries to his head and eyes, as well as lacerations to his hands and legs.
DS Amanda Bleazard from Blackburn Police said: “This was a truly shocking attack on a man who should have been safe in his own home. The level of violence used was utterly deplorable and totally needless.
“We have a team of detectives working on finding who was responsible for this appalling robbery and I am asking anyone who may have seen a group of men acting suspiciously in the area in the time leading up to the attack to get in touch. I would also like to speak to anyone who saw them get away.
“I would like to reassure the local community that we have stepped up patrols in the area and will continue to have a presence there for the coming days.
“If you know or saw anything, please make contact with us at your earliest opportunity.”