Police are appealing after a man and his friends were held in a house as robbers ransacked the home in Gorton last Friday

A man in his fifties was with his friends in his kitchen on Aylesbury Avenue, Gorton, when three unknown men came through the back door, all wearing dark clothing.

One of the men was holding a full length axe and another was wielding a crow bar. The friends were told to get onto the floor by the offenders and keep their heads down while the homeowner was threatened and repeatedly asked where his money was.

He was then hit to the left knee with the axe and one of his friends was hit to his head.

All three offenders fled empty handed after rummaging through the house, disturbing the his late mother’s belongings.

Detective Constable Jacqui O’Hara of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “Fortunately, the three victims in this case escaped without any serious injury in what must have been an absolutely terrifying attack.

“While we do not have a further description of the offenders at this time, I’d ask people who saw any men acting suspiciously in the area that evening to contact us, we hope someone would have noticed someone carrying an axe in particular.

“Your home is a place you should feel most secure and thanks to these reckless criminals, this man and his friends have had this security taken away from them.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4502 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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