Bur­glars at­tack man with broom


AMAN suf­fered a ter­ri­fy­ing or­deal when he was wo­ken at knife­point by bur­glars who at­tacked him with a broom.

Two men forced their way into a house on Turner Street in Bolling­ton be­fore go­ing into a bed­room and wak­ing the 21-year-old vic­tim.

One of the men threat­ened the vic­tim with a knife and the sec­ond man hit him with a broom han­dle, caus­ing scratches to his neck.

The two men, who both had strong Liver­pool ac­cents, stole items in­clud- ing two Mac lap­tops and a mo­bile phone be­fore flee­ing the scene.

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity have ex­pressed shock at the bur­glary.

Coun Al­lan Wil­liams, a for­mer mayor and mem­ber of Bolling­ton Town Coun­cil, said: “It must have been ter­ri­fy­ing. It doesn’t bear think­ing about. I’m re­ally shocked. You don’t hear about things like this in Bolling­ton. I hope po­lice find who did this.”

Coun Amanda Stott, of Bolling­ton Town Coun­cil and Cheshire East coun­cil and also a for­mer mayor, said: “Bolling­ton has a very low crime level so any­thing like this is shock­ing.

“I’m sure res­i­dents are up­set by the whole ex­pe­ri­ence. Hope­fully the per­pe­tra­tors will be brought to jus­tice as soon as pos­si­ble.”

Of­fi­cers from Mac­cles­field CID are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion. The in­ci­dent oc­curred around 11.30pm on Sun­day, May 21.

The first sus­pect who was car­ry­ing a knife is de­scribed as ap­prox­i­mately 5ft 9inches 5ft 10ins tall, wear­ing a dark coloured jacked with his hood up cov­er­ing his face. The sec­ond sus­pect who was car­ry­ing the broom han­dle was ap­prox­i­mately 5ft 10ins to 5ft 11ins tall and of stocky build, wear­ing a blue North Face jacket zipped up above his mouth with the hood up.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Claire Jes­son from Mac­cles­field CID said: “This was a se­ri­ous in­ci­dent and we are com­mit­ted to do­ing all we can to trace the peo­ple re­spon­si­ble.

“Thank­fully the vic­tim did not suf­fer se­ri­ous in­juries but he has been left ex­tremely shaken.

“The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is in its early stages and we are fol­low­ing a num­ber of lines of en­quiry, in­clud­ing CCTV anal­y­sis, foren­sics and house to house en­quiries.

“I’m keen to hear from any­one who be­lieves they wit­nessed any­thing sus­pi­cious.”

Call po­lice on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 954 of May 21 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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