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Man attacked during burglary

Detectives are appealing for the public’s help after a burglars, believed to be armed with knives, attacked a man in Widnes.

At around 8.30pm on Tuesday, February 13 the victim, a man, was at home on Wood Street when he heard a noise in the rear yard. He opened the door to see what the noise was and saw two men stood on his doorstep.

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Both men rushed into the house and attacked the victim causing him to receive a minor injury to his finger and forehead.

The victim managed to fight off his attackers men and both men then turned and fled from the house.

Both men are described as being white, around 5ft 8 in height, of a broad build and wearing black waterproof or leather coats, black woollen gloves and black boots.

The only noticeable difference in their appearance was that one man was wearing a completely black balaclava and the second man had a black balaclava with white strips around the eye and mouth holes.

Both men were carrying what appeared to be dark coloured knives.

Detective Constable Nicola Dolan, of Widnes CID, said: “Neither of the men made any demands or threats towards the victim and were only present in the address for a matter of seconds before they fled the house.

“Did you see these men leave or enter the property? If you did or you may have any further information, to come forward and call us on 101.”

Information can be passed on by calling Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 789 of 13 February or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.