Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted burglary left a man in hospital in Droylsden last week.
The incident happened on Thursday 20 April as police were called to an address on Broadway North in Droylsden to reports that a man had been hit over the head with a brick after confronting a man attempting to break into his home.
The man had been sitting in his living room when he noticed a man creeping around his garden. The man was white and described as around 6ft tall and of skinny build with ginger-blonde hair. He was wearing a black top, blue jeans and trainers.
The victim confronted the man in his garden who had a knife and two screwdrivers in his possession that the victim was able to take off him. The victim tried to detain the man but the man was determined to get away and started to fight with the victim.
The man then hit the victim at the side of the head with a brick before running away into the woodland nearby.
The offender would have received some facial injuries as a result of the struggle.
Detective Constable Phil Scargill from GMP’s Tameside Borough said: “This man was left needing hospital treatment after trying to protect his home. I’m thankful that his injuries weren’t more serious.
“The offender was willing to use any means, even violence to get away, we are keen to find out who he is before he does this again. I am keen to speak to anyone who may have any information about who this individual could be or may have seen anything suspicious in the area”