Appeal after two pensioners are attacked during burglary in Newport Pagnell

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two pensioners were attacked during a burglary in Newport Pagnell.

The incident happened between 9pm and 9.10pm yesterday (October 5) when a group of offenders forced entry to a house in Little Linford Lane.

The offenders were challenged by an elderly man who was kept in a room, along with another man and a woman, who were all assaulted by the offenders.

A small amount of money was stolen during the incident.

One of the men and a woman sustained minor injuries and received medical treatment at the scene. The other man was uninjured.

It’s believed there were up to five offenders in the group, all wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.

Det Sgt Jason Simpson, from Milton Keynes Force CID, said: “Officers are investigating what is a very unusual attack on elderly victims. There is no obvious reason as to why they would have been attacked.

“I am appealing for anyone who might have seen any suspicious people or vehicles in the area at around the time of the incident to call us. We believe this is an isolated incident but are increasing patrols in the area to reassure the local community.”

If you have any information about the incident please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111 No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.